Pace-Joseph ticket wins freshman offices
Stephanie Pace and Alison Joseph collected 65 percent of the total votes Monday to become the Class of 2003 president and vice president.
Although voter turnout was lower than expected Monday, 67 percent of the class cast ballots.
"We're very honored," Pace said.
The second ticket, Jeni Hackbush and Caroline Dixon, received 35 percent of the total votes.
"We were disappointed," Hackbush said. "But it was a really good election, and it was worth it. We really got to know people."
Thirty-three percent of the freshman class chose not to vote, and 2 percent of the class formally abstained from casting a vote. The numbers surprised elections commissioner Crissie Renner.
"I was expecting a greater turnout," Renner said. "We had to move inside because of the weather."
The new freshman class board held its first meeting after the elections Monday night. Joseph and Pace were already busy making plans for the year.
"We want to meet with our board and talk to our class before we make any decisions," Joseph said.
Pace and Joseph, both Holy Cross Hall residents from Youngstown, Ohio, said their involvements in high school pepared them for their new positions.
Pace was student council president for two years, president of her school's chapter of National Honor Society and captain of her tennis team.
Joseph was student council secretary at her school for four years, secretary of National Honor Society and a youth leadership member.
All News Stories for Tuesday, September 21, 1999