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The Student Executive Council (SEC) organizes all school events, manages clubs and speaks with students to promote a positive environment at Gunn. Some positions are elected, such as class president and vice president. Other positions are appointed, such as the student body secretary and treasurer. Regardless of their position, all members are overseen by Student Activities Director Lisa Hall. SEC also has representatives from Gunn’s two main publications, The Oracle and The Olympian.

Throughout the entirety of the school year, events such as homecoming, GunnSide Lands, the ping-pong tournament and Prom are all organized by SEC members. To plan these events, SEC has a weekly routine: identifying priorities on Mondays, leadership councils on Wednesdays and workdays for upcoming events on Fridays. Workdays also allow council members to brainstorm new events that are not yet on the calendar. “Leadership council is when anything that needs to be voted on or discussed takes place,” Hall said. “[It’s] also when we review and approve club events and any big purchases.”

For the 2022–2023 school year, SEC aims to diversify events and celebrate underrepresented groups and cultures. “This year our theme is ‘Tastes of Gunn,’” Hall said. “We aim to highlight all the flavors of the school community [by] focusing on different groups and interests. Not everyone gets to be on the center stage so we plan to bring forth these groups and highlight what they do.”

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