SBP Candidate Personal Statement: Ethan Shaman

SBP Candidate Personal Statement: Ethan Shaman

Ethan Shaman, Writer

Who I Am and Why I’m running

Hey everyone! For those of you who don’t know much about me, I am a rock climber, a pianist, and a person who loves to cook. This is my twelfth year at Westtown, and the school’s community has been central to my life for as long as I can remember. I am running to be your SBP because I am extremely passionate about the student body and making life at Westtown as rich as it can be. I see representing the ideas and needs of the student body as extremely important work that I am passionate about putting myself towards.

My Plans and Goals as SBP

  • Representing the entire student body
    ○ I will be listening and responding to the needs and wants of students at Westtown to make sure that any issues and concerns about the community can be addressed. I want to uplift your voices and help make Westtown the place you want it to be.
  • Fostering a fun, positive, and loving community
    ○ Westtown is a special place that becomes truly magical when students lean into the community aspects of life here. As SBP, I will work to inspire spirit around community building and fun events that will hopefully be remembered long after you leave Westtown. I will also work with the other student leaders to help ensure that every aspect of life at Westtown is as vibrant as possible. I hope to make the 2023-24 school year one where everybody feels at home and excited by can this community has to offer.

Valuable Skills and Experiences I Bring

  • Understanding of the student body and our needs
    ○ I have experience as a Day Student Chief Prefect and an E3 Prefect. In these experiences, I have learned a lot about how the many aspects of our community function and what it means to be a leader at Westtown.
  • Passion for leadership
    ○ I have always been passionate and driven in leadership positions and naturally comfortable
    working with others in all sorts of settings.
  • Effective listening and communication
    ○ In all my work I find it extremely important to be able to both value and consider the perspectives of others, as well as be able to express my own ideas and input.
  • Organization and time management
    ○ I am efficient with managing time and workload, and will put high levels of effort into whatever I am doing.