Meet the New 9th Grade Student Gov Reps


About one month ago, four members of the class of 2023 were elected as representatives to the Friends Select Student Government. Chosen by their classmates, these representatives hope to raise their peers’ questions, spark change, and help the school run smoothly and comfortably. 

These representatives are AJ Caldwell (myself), Charlie Chen, May Colgan, and Sofia Solari Parravicini. All are leaders who hope to help fellow freshmen make this school year a successful and efficient year.

One of the representatives, Charlie Chen, is an avid student who plays on the soccer team. Charlie is a great fit in the Student Government; his peers see him as a role model and good influence. Charlie is a hard worker, applying his work ethic to his academics and the video game Minecraft

Another new representative is Sofia Solari Parravicini, whom you may have watched on the field hockey team this fall. Sofia believes strongly in student voice and student representation, and she is looking forward to doing just this on our Student Government. Sofia does an excellent job of listening to others and responding to their concerns; she is hopeful that this will help her during her time in Student Government. 

May Colgan was also elected to represent the class of 2023. May is a tennis player and just finished her first season with the varsity girls tennis team. May works hard on everything she does; she recently spent her afternoons working to put together the set for the fall play. May is courageous and is passionate about her beliefs: she is a hands on leader and will be an outstanding addition to the Student Government.

I am also a freshman representative. I think of myself as somebody who is in touch with his community; I try to say hello to all of my classmates in the hallway, and I will not take that hello without a handshake to accompany it. I enjoy singing, reading, and writing in my free time. I also love asking questions of my peers — I hope this will help me to understand their concerns and their goals.