Lets commence with the good news first. ASB has flourished in terms of stability this year. All ASB officers and independents were sure to complete whatever tasks and goals were set out for them. In addition, most members went out of their own way to help other classes with their respective goals. We will admit, however, that there were a few hold backs on certain occasions — but ASB managed to surge through each problem as if it were another one of Hillyer's DBQ's.
Now for the bad news. Fundraising for ASB this year ultimately remained scarce, occurring maybe once or twice. Due to our lack of fundraising, some funds remained low and quality had to be sacrificed. Therefore, for next year, ASB will put an emphasis on the importance of fundraising and it's compelling benefits to help take advantage of more fundraising opportunities. Also, ASB hopes to raise funds through overall leadership class collaboration. What this essentially means is that instead of fundraising each time as separate classes, (Freshmen, Seniors, ASB, etc..) the WHOLE class forms a single group, all aspiring to raise money for the leadership class in general, and not each individual class. By doing so, ASB hypothesizes that the strategic collaboration can lead to more leadership profit — which will of course than be used for administering more school wide events.
Last but not least, growth. Every single setback ASB endured served us as invigoration to do even better. Even though giving up seemed to be the only viable solution on certain occasions, our ambitious personalities and hard headed leaders guided us to triumph, one step at a time.
Our weaknesses were realized and our strengths were fortified, but we learned one thing in the end — there is no end.
|Mark, as ASB president, reminisces on this year and all of its ASB glory.|