By Natalie Silver,
After two years in Student Government, junior Annie Leck was already pondering a career as a future leader. Her successful run at becoming the All Student Body president for the 2014-2015 school year; however, was all about the present.
“I felt like I really knew how the class worked, and I wanted to leave my own mark,” Leck said. “I’m excited to try to unify more of the student body, and help oversee some of the events that make Davis High more than just a place to learn.”
The results of the DHS class elections were announced on Feb. 14. Leck, who ran against junior Jeff Stark for the ASB president position, said that she was nervous during the two-week campaigning period leading up to Election Day.
“You have to have confidence that you will have a chance of winning when you run, but I knew it would be a close race because Jeff is a good leader and a nice person,” Leck said.
But on the 14th, Leck’s brain immediately switched gears. Once victorious, she took the energy she had spent thinking about the elections and applied it to planning for next year.
Leck and Tina Simpson, who was elected ASB Vice President, have already established some principal goals. At the top of the list is to get more feedback from the student body and to make every student feel connected to the school. Leck and Simpson also plan on reaching out to clubs, sports and music programs.
Leck added that she hopes to initiate class competitions into the school agenda, which would take place during Homecoming Week, spirit weeks and possibly other school events.
“I’m not sure what to expect yet but I’m hoping it won’t be too difficult,” Leck said.
That being said, Leck knows how to tackle adversity. She has bounced back from serious injuries on more than one occasion. After tearing her Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and fracturing both her tibia and her fibula, Leck not only faced extreme physical damage, but also the knowledge that her athletic future was in a volatile state.
During that time Leck showed her perseverance and resilience. She coped by keeping a positive attitude and telling herself that she had to “just roll with the punches,”a skill she will apply to her future in leadership.
Now, after physical and mental recovery, Leck plays for the DHS varsity women’s soccer team.
In fact, in her quest to pursue leadership in her post-high school life, she has considered becoming a soccer coach.
In the meantime, Leck will try to take the talented Devils—and the Class of 2015—to the next level. The aspiration is simple: to better the DHS community.
“Everyone should feel comfortable, and even enjoy coming to school. Whether it is to see friends, attend events or games, or to learn,” Leck said.