Chieftain Summer Issue 2019

BROTHER RICE V OLUME 58, I SSUE 9 Chieftain S UMMER 2019 Memorable Year for Elections Brooks, Dixon, and Murphy will be 2019-20 leaders Brother By Michael Singleton tion that the student body was not happy work with the newly elected Band Cap- Chieftain Staff about the disruption, the incident may tains to ensure that student voices are On May 23, the eight candidates run- actually have helped Brooks in the polls. heard. The number of Band Captains has ning for president gave their speeches The other speeches featured interesting signifi cantly decreased for 2019-20. to the school. The fi nal candidates were “We went to a smaller number of Band ideas (from Murad and Murphy), remi- Aidan Brooks, Paddy Dansbury, D.J. niscing about the Brotherhood (Hyde and Captains so that we could maximize the Dixon, Michael Gates, Andrew Hyde, participation level from the leaders Giavino Murad, Ryan Murphy, and in our school,” Coach Joe explained. Kyle Sparks. Since the amount of Band Captains After voting by more than 90 have decreased, we hope to see a percent of the student body, it was an- spike in productivity and begin to nounced that the President for 2019-20 see new traditions implemented for will be Brooks, and the Vice Presi- the student body. The new leaders dents will be Murphy and Dixon. are hard at work already planning The candidates’ speeches featured changes for next year. some memorable moments. Because Some ideas include Band tailgates some of the speeches included disre- on Field Day to allow the Bands spect towards the administration, the a central location where the kids Band Dean, Coach Joe Kalczynski, can assemble; an ‘Opening Day’ interrupted the fi nal speech, which Coach Joe sets the stage for the candidates’ speeches assembly to kick off the Mentor was by Brooks. Group competitions in September; Even though he was allowed to contin- Dixon), thoughts about the culture of the and adding mid-year assemblies, where ue after Coach Joe pointed out that he felt school (Sparks), and positive messaging we would crown a 1st half champion and the content of his speech was inappropri- about improving culture in the school a 2nd half champion. The two champions ate, Brooks could never quite get back on (Dansbury and Gates). then would play each other at an all- track. While it was clear from their reac- school assembly to wrap up the year. Brooks, Dixon and Murphy now will PRESIDENT Aidan Brooks Age: 17 Band: Padre Pio Middle School: St. Regis Hometown: Bloomfi eld Hills Experince: Prestige 7 on BO2. I also scored three goals in my high school lacrosse career. Why? This is a great opportunity to make a change. I couldn’t pass up the chance to be President for all you guys, and I intend to make a huge change in culture and positivuty in the school. B R OTHE R R IC E H IG H S C H O O L C H I E F TA I N VICE PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT D.J. Dixon Ryan Murphy Age: 17 Band: Leo Middle School: St. Hugo Hometown: Troy Experince: I worked at a company that warned people that their airbags might explode. Why? I could not pass up the op- portunity to have an infl uential role around the school. I hope to use the summer to think about what I can do to impact the upcoming school year. P AGE 1 Age: 17 Band: Brendan Middle School: Grosse Pointe Academy Hometown: Grosse Pointe Woods Experince: I was a Cub Scout until 3rd grade. Why? I ran for offi ce because I saw an opportunity to bring change to the school I love. Being elected by my peers means a lot and I won’t let them down. J U N E 2019