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Running for NHS President

Infinite_TruthInfinite_Truth Registered User Posts: 570 Member
edited March 2008 in High School Life
Situation: This June I'll be running for NHS President at my school, against a extremely popular girl who also served as a high officer in another large club at our school. I'm very qualified and have the substance and the ability to showcase my honorable character in speeches to the electorate, but sadly she is best friends with most of the educated electorate at my school which will be the electorate of the NHS elections, so my prospects for victory are grim, since the system is already prebiased against me. If we were two complete unknowns to the crowd I would have a much stronger chance of victory, but blind voting always takes place.

Question: How would you all suggest, based on your own experience, that I go about campaigning and achieve victory?
Post edited by Infinite_Truth on

Replies to: Running for NHS President

  • Peach ChardonnayPeach Chardonnay - Posts: 360 Member
    bribe ur classmates
  • cosine45cosine45 Registered User Posts: 866 Member
    hire a hitman
  • Gryffon5147Gryffon5147 Registered User Posts: 3,765 Senior Member
    I'm sure what the people are trying to say is that you have a slim chance of winning unless you do something really drastic. Try your best though, make speeches, talk to the voters etc.
  • Infinite_TruthInfinite_Truth Registered User Posts: 570 Member
    I'm sure many of you have done it, could anyone share more detailed advice?
  • zfox001zfox001 Registered User Posts: 1,212 Senior Member
    Do you have any previous experience with NHS?
    Cause if so....that could help you out a lot and you could go with "You have the experience and you know how things work."
    Otherwise just hope that this doesn't turn into a popularity contest. I despise of high school elections cause that is all they are, popularity contests. No substance to them.
  • jazlyntruejazlyntrue Registered User Posts: 162 Junior Member
    Say what you need to say, something that actually has substance and means something- but also throw in jokes and make yourself charming. Shaw that you have a brain, but can also relate...
  • andrewhandrewh Registered User Posts: 43 Junior Member
    Rig the vote.
  • Infinite_TruthInfinite_Truth Registered User Posts: 570 Member
    Well at my school you join NHS at the end of junior year, and at the 2nd meeting is the elections of which only juniors can participate.

    I am going to work with my english teacher to craft my speech, I already have been working on it. I'm going to try to emphasize my experience and moral character/dedication to service in it [because, as a Freemason Affiliate, I have a very unwavering character]. To me this position isn't vital for college admissions but more because I want to really do it, I already serve as one of the country's most prominent youth leaders in the Democratic Party and as a big lobbyist in Washington, and am one of the state directors for the youth branch of a major presidential candidates campaign. I plan to emphasize the experience in the Democratic Party part, for the other two could turn off certain voter groups I suppose.

    Yea, I hate popularity contests. They are extremely lame. I wish high school voters were more like real voters, who at least most of the time base their decision on some rationale.
  • Infinite_TruthInfinite_Truth Registered User Posts: 570 Member
  • llpitchllpitch Registered User Posts: 4,318 Senior Member
    Pay kids to vote for you.
  • MarimareMarimare Registered User Posts: 523 Member
    I hate to discourage you but unless you talk with the electorate and be very serious about your goals and plans, you have very slim chances.
  • Infinite_TruthInfinite_Truth Registered User Posts: 570 Member
    I'm sure all of you for your EC's often faced the same situation, there are likely thousands of cases of random people defeating ultrapopular people.
  • vasudevankvasudevank Registered User Posts: 754 Member
    I actually have a friend who overcame the odds of a high school presidential election. He was a very quite person not exactly popular, but he was first in class and a brilliant student. In ASB elections he ran against one of the most popular kids in school. My friend ended up winning, mostly because high schoolers aren't as shallow as you think they are. They will really listen to your speech, I think your best bet is to get the undecided, those who aren't your close friends, but not hers either. Obviously her circle will vote for her, but you should try to snag the middle ground. They will listen, and they will vote for the better candidate. Good luck.
  • Peach ChardonnayPeach Chardonnay - Posts: 360 Member
    lmao in freshman year during elections i heard one of my school's "popular" jappy rich drug-addict girls say "**** vote for *** -- he took ap calculus!"
  • Infinite_TruthInfinite_Truth Registered User Posts: 570 Member
    Thanks, I am a great speechwriter so I'll work hard on it and have my public speaking teacher work on it too w/ me. Funny thing is that she's actually my friend too, and another one of my friends actually just decided he was going to run too. The electorate is only 40 ppl since our school's NHS is actually selective
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