by: Ary Hammerman ’25
At TLS, the 2023 student government term is well underway, with a focus on many initiatives in the two committees, executive board and arts board.
Junior Aliza Sapiro Polishook, the president of student government, has worked on a variety of different events at TLS, and is looking forward to the spring, and with it the upcoming nice weather.
“We are working on planning prom, Yom Hazikaron, Yom Haatzmaut, and Lag Ba’omer,” Sapiro Polishook said. “For the rest of the year, we definitely want to make the most of the warm weather.”
Sophomore Hayden Cohen, Communications Chairperson, is focused on increasing school spirit.
“We’re just trying to get school spirit up before summer because it’s approaching so quickly,” Cohen said. “We want to raise school spirit because we really should be taking part in all the school events that are fun and taking pride in our school and our athletics and our community.”
Junior Lily Jacobson, chair of the student advocacy committee, is putting effort into optimizing her committee’s productivity.
“The main thing that we have worked on is splitting off into four subgroups that each have their own focus,” Jacobson said. “One of them is working on bussing, one on the lounges and facilities, one on environment and sustainability, and then the last one on fundraising.”
Junior Mitchell Breakstone, chair of student experience committee, is working on planning events for both the end of this school year and next year.
“We have been planning for Yom Haatzmaut, and then also for some more distant events,” Breakstone said. “We have been focusing on Shavruach and potentially a homecoming for next year.”
Junior Nathaniel Yellin, the treasurer of student government, is focusing on getting the budget right for prom and optimizing it in the best way possible.
“I am in charge of tracking and creating the budget,” Yellin said. “Right now, I am mostly focused on working with the Executive Board and the Finance Department to draft a budget for prom, which is coming up in about a month.”
Sophomore Emily Schain, Arts board Liaison, is busy working on various projects, and hopes to develop a closer relationship with the rest of the executive board.
“I have a lot of ideas of how to improve and bring more life to the arts at TLS, Schain said. “We have been really busy starting up the plays, and with springfest approaching. I am looking forward to cultivating a relationship with the executive board and seeing how the arts can be integrated into student government more seamlessly.”