Meet the quirky side of your ASB candidates

    Palo Alto High School’s Associated Student Body elections are officially here, and if you feel that you don’t know enough about the executive candidates, never fear. The Paly Voice met with student body candidates to find out quirky things about them.

    Elections began yesterday and will continue until Friday at 3:30 p.m. Students can access the poll by going to www.tallyspace.com/pahs or by scanning the QR codes scattered throughout campus.

    Click here to see a compilation of names for each position and click here to access the campaign video for each candidate.

    Junior Reid Walters has been an officer of the Associated Student Body for the past two years, as both class officer president and vice president of Paly. “I love Paly and will do anything to make it a better place for each and every student,” Walters said. Photo by Claire Krugler.

    ASB President: Junior Reid Walters

    Describe your campaign goal in less than a sentence: “I’m trying to channel the spirit at Paly and make it into something productive.”

    Describe yourself in three words: Ambitious, creative, compassionate.

    Dream superpower: Invisibility.

    Favorite pizza: Margherita.

    If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go? : Istanbul.

    Describe Paly in three words: Passionate, motivating, spirited.

    Ideal date: “A picnic at Foothills Park.”

    Celebrity crush: Matt Damon.

    ASB President: Junior William Zhou

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    Junior William Zhou is the current junior class president. “Some areas where I want to improve [for next year] include pushing advice for ASB, making sure people are incorporated and diversifying our events,” Zhou said. Photo by Adele Bloch.

    Describe your campaign goal in less than a sentence: “I think I have a lot of experience in this area: I can bring about positive change and I help make student experience at Paly better.”

    Describe yourself in three words: Creative, devoted, a good listener.

    Favorite season: “We don’t seem to have seasons here, but spring.”

    Favorite pizza: Pepperoni.

    Dogs or cats? : Dogs.

    Skiing or surfing? : “I’ve never tried surfing, so skiing.”

    Cupcakes or cookies? : “Can I say both?”

    Ideal date: “Something fun and simple.”

    Sophomore Anmol Nagar, current sophomore class vice president, is running for ASB vice president. "I will be able to bridge the gap between ASB and [the] administration to advocate for your needs," Nagar said. Photo by Claire Krugler.

    Sophomore Anmol Nagar, current sophomore class vice president, is running for ASB vice president. “I will be able to bridge the gap between ASB and [the] administration to advocate for your needs,” Nagar said. Photo by Claire Krugler.

    ASB Vice President: Sophomore Anmol Nagar

    Describe your campaign goal in less than a sentence: “Increasing communication.”

    Describe yourself in three words: Positive, leader, experienced.

    Favorite pizza: Pepperoni.

    Dream superpower: Flying.

    If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go? : Greece.

    Describe Paly in three words: Curious, enthusiastic, compassionate.

    Beach or mountains? : Beach.

    Ideal date: Picnic on the beach.

    Celebrity crush: Scott Foley.

    Candace Wang has been on the Student Site Council for the past two years as both a secretary and a student representative. "I'm running because I've always been interested in making a change at school," Wang said. Photo by Adele Bloch.

    Candace Wang has been on the Student Site Council for the past two years as both a secretary and a student representative. “I’m running because I’ve always been interested in making a change at school,” Wang said. Photo by Adele Bloch.

    ASB Vice President: Sophomore Candace Wang

    Describe your campaign goal in less than a sentence: “I’m trying to make sure that your voice is actually heard.”

    Favorite season: “I would say spring, but I get allergies, so summer instead.”

    If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go? : Bora Bora, French Polynesia.

    Favorite pizza: Barbecue Chicken.

    Dogs or cats? : “Dogs, hands down.”

    Ideal date: “I would just say park, fancy dinner and then stargazing. Roses should get in there somewhere.”

    iPhone or Android? : iPhone.

    Celebrity crush: Matt Bomer.

    Junior Joseph Kao is current ASB secretary who is running unopposed for the position of next year's ASB secretary. Photo by Claire Krugler.

    Junior Joseph Kao is current ASB secretary who is running unopposed for the position of next year’s ASB secretary. Photo by Claire Krugler.

    ASB Secretary: Junior Joseph Kao

    Describe yourself in three words: Positive, caring and friendly.

    Favorite season: “Fall because it’s the best weather, but summer because of summer break.”

    If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? : “I would go to space.”

    Describe Paly in three words: Spirited, united, greatest.

    Dream superpower: “Invisibility so I can sneak up to people and spook them out. I would also want to be able to fly so I can see the world from a different point of view.”

    Favorite pizza: Pepperoni.

    Celebrity crush: Maria Sharapova.

    Junior Aadit Narayanaswamy is running unopposed for the position of ASB treasurer. “I will do my best, and I hope I am deserving of your votes," Narayanaswamy said.

    Junior Aadit Narayanaswamy is running unopposed for the position of ASB treasurer. “I will do my best, and I hope I am deserving of your votes,” Narayanaswamy said.

    ASB Treasurer: Junior Aadit Narayanaswamy

    Describe your campaign goal in less than a sentence: “Getting money into things the student body cares about.”

    Describe Paly in three words: Inclusive, rigorous, cool.

    Cupcakes or cookies? : Cookies.

    Favorite season: Summer.

    Dream superpower: Flying.

    If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go? :Australia.

    Three words to describe yourself: Hardworking, dedicated, trustworthy.

    iPhone or Android? : “Android, easily.”

    Celebrity crush: Natalie Dormer.

    Ideal date: “I would just say dinner and movie.”

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