This article was contributed by San Benito High School Communications Manager Adam Breen.
The annual San Benito High School Associated Student Body (ASB) Convention convened in the school auditorium on Feb. 26, with 14 candidates for ASB office giving speeches about why they should be elected.
Delegates from every 4th Block classroom listened to the speeches and will vote for the top two candidates for each office to appear on the school-wide ballot for the ASB election. The vote is scheduled for Monday, March 4 during Homeroom.
San Benito High School alumnus and recently-elected State Assemblyman Robert Rivas addressed the convention, and he recalled his time as senior class president 20 years ago. He told the students that he hopes the “activism on display today will translate to your activism in our community — to you civic engagement in San Benito County and in society.” He encouraged the crowd to “volunteer, join a club, register to vote when you are allowed to” and said that “everyone can contribute something — and your contribution, no matter how minor, will make a difference — do your part.”