Meet the co-chair candidates: Rachel Schwartz
Five candidates will go head to head in Masters’ first ever virtual co-chair elections on April 30. Here’s everything you need to know about finalist Rachel Schwartz before casting your ballot.
Girls’ varsity soccer captain and Gold Key tour guide Rachel Schwartz said she’s always looked up to the co-chairs throughout high school.
“I thought it would be something I’d really enjoy, but I never thought I’d actually run,” she said.
Now that she has advanced past the primary elections, Schwartz hopes to center her goals for next year around diversity of thought.
“I want to create an environment where everyone feels okay with their own views,” she said, adding that she hopes to begin this transformation in executive committee meetings.
“I want to have a presentation to outline exactly what happens in executive committee and how to make a bill,” she said. Schwartz herself has been to several executive committee meetings and served on a sub-committee for one of the proposals.
Additionally, if elected, Schwartz said she hopes to bring back flex lunches (extended lunch periods) and eliminate co-curricular requirements for juniors and seniors next year.
“It [the requirement] makes sense for sophomores and freshmen, because it lets you try new things and get involved, [but] junior year is a really stressful time, and a lot of people have so much going on in their life. It’d be really nice to have the option to not do a co-curricular,” she said.
Schwartz concluded, “[Running] is something I have to do. Even if I don’t win, I’m going to regret it if I don’t.”