Abby Leads the Way


Incoming ASB President Henry Buscher

I want to let all of you in on a secret. Last year when I ran for an exec position, I had no idea I was going to do it until the day before. I was daunted by the big titles and scared of all the work an exec has to put into the school. But after a year, I can say with confidence that running was one of the best decisions I made. Now, one year later, I couldn’t be more excited to take on an even more exciting, daunting and important role.
Looking forward to next year, I can already tell you it will be another unconventional one. As I’ve said before, I can’t promise in-person dances or a “normal” year, but I can promise that I and the rest of the executive committee will work as hard as possible to make it the best it can be.
Cade, Theo and Haley are some of the most hardworking and creative execs we could have, and I can’t wait to show you all what we have in store throughout the year— whether it be a school-wide March Madness tournament, shortened assemblies, more effective communication between the students and administration or maybe even a real homecoming or prom.
I also have a request for all of you: next year we need to work harder than ever to cultivate a strong community. We need to approach everything with an open mind— from schoolwork to social events— and support our fellow Pumas in the classroom, on the field, online and in the hallways.
Despite everything we have been through this past year, I truly feel that we have come together as a community and hope we can do the same next year. We have navigated schedule changes, sat through 95 minute class periods, celebrated homecoming week online, supported members of our community in times of pain and injustice and tackled almost a whole year of online classes. I know we can come together again, and I know that if we do, we will make next year a great one.
Finally, I want to thank Henry, Grace and Joseph. Words can’t explain the thought, time, diligence and care these three put into ASB this year— and words certainly can’t explain my gratitude either. Even while online, they planned, re-planned and hosted events; advocated for you all and helped change the schedule; were able to get you smoothies and cookie packages and so much more.