Pike Lib student named AISA SGA state secretary

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Pike Liberal Arts student Anna May has been named the AISA SGA secretary, marking the first time a Pike Lib student has held a state SGA office.

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PLAS student Anna May was selected secretary of the AISA Student Government Association during its recent annual meeting. May said she was nervous about seeking the statewide office, but encouragement from her principal, Becky Baggett, helped her.

“I just finished sophomore year so I’m still young,” May said, “but I have a lot of ideas I want to share. I’ve got heart.”

May was voted into the position by participating AISA schools after candidates gave short speeches at a spring convention on May 2.

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Before the announcement, May said she wasn’t very confident about getting the spot.

“They announced treasurer first, so I was still clapping for that,” May said. “Then they announced my name for secretary and it took me a minute to go ‘Oh wait, that’s me’. I was shocked.”

May said she wasn’t very confident before applying for the position either.

“I was hesitant at first because public speaking makes me nervous,” May said, “but our headmaster, Mrs. [Becky] Baggett, really pushed me to go for it. She’s constantly reminding me that I’m better than I realize.”

Baggett returned the praise.

“Anna has a very bubbly personality,” Baggett said. “She’s never met a stranger. You can always count on her to do whatever she’s assigned to do.”

May will also serve as the SGA president for Pike Lib next year.

The AISA SGA combines it’s full membership to plan bigger community service projects such as a collective blood drive.