by Ary Hammerman ’25
The 2023 TLS student government executive board has been elected and includes President Aliza Sapiro Polishook ‘24 (top left), Vice President Ari Mayblum ‘25 (top right), Chief of Staff Maya Gitnik ‘25 (bottom right), Communications Chairperson Hayden Cohen ‘25 (bottom left).
Junior Aliza Sapiro Polishook is stepping up to the role of student body president after serving on the events committee freshman year and as the chair of the student experience committee sophomore year.
“The role of the president is to do what’s outlined in the constitution,” Sapiro Polishook said. “To me, being a president means if a student wants something done, we do it. For example, there is a basketball game next Saturday night. The day that I got elected I had multiple people on the basketball team text me who wanted to plan stuff, so we did.”
Because of her experience planning events, Sapiro Polishook will be able to help facilitate fun events at TLS.
“I want to plan and be heavily involved in prom and ShavRuach,” Sapiro Polishook said. “Events planning is my forte and something I enjoy a lot. I always know who to contact.”
Sapiro Polishook wants to help the students with whatever they need, and will focus on student body participation in the government.
“To me, being a president is improving the school at the request of the students,” Sapiro Polishook said.
Sophomore Ari Mayblum will hold the role of vice president after serving as a grade representative as a freshman. He hopes to help bring the student body together, and looks forward to improving student life for all grades.
“Being a class representative over the past year has given me great experience regarding how to put initiatives into motion,” Mayblum said. “As a member of the Executive Board, I hope to create relationships with the entire high school community.”
Sophomore Maya Gitnik will serve as chief of staff after serving as a grade representative freshman year. She will manage student government meetings and make sure everything is in order. She already has a variety of initiatives in progress.
“As of right now, I have a bunch of projects already in the works,” Gitnik said. “My main two projects are getting Quizlet+ for the whole school to make studying easier and stocking a vending machine or getting a new one for breakfast items, specifically for students who have to rush out the door in the mornings.”
Gitnik wants to help utilize the skills of the executive board to the greatest extent possible.
“I think that this executive board is really one of the best there’s been so far and I am super excited to work with them and have an unbelievable year of productivity and new ideas!” Maya said.
Sophomore Hayden Cohen is taking on her first role in student government as communications chairperson.
“My job entails running the student government social media and sending out emails,” Cohen said. “I’m in charge of student government communication going out to the school and I also make sure that the daily bulletin is posted every morning.”
Cohen wants to improve the quality of communication going out to the Leffell student body.
“A goal I have is to diversify the Instagram by including different types of posts. I want to improve the Instagram and put a lot of time into editing videos and making appealing graphics to boost followers and views on the page,” Cohen said.
Cohen will work with the other members of the executive board to improve student life.
“The executive board and I will work very closely together, planning and running events together,” Cohen said. ”My specific job is to let people know about the events to ensure student activity.”
The student government executive board has many goals and is excited for the next term.
“Student government is a vital part of TLS, and we can’t wait for the year to come!” Sapiro Polishook said.