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Aghnatios and Borris elected as Head Prefects for 2024-2025 year

Connor Tang
Aghnatios and Borris give speeches at Head Prefect elections to sophomores and juniors. They both currently serve on Prefect Council as Junior Prefects.

Junior Prefects Ellie Borris ’25 and Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor Sasha Aghnatios ’25 were elected as Head Prefects for the 2024-2025 school year by sophomores and juniors after winning a runoff election, according to an email from current Head Prefects Bari LeBari ’24 and Print Managing Editor Davis Marks ’24 on March 22.

Following a preliminary round with 12 candidates, Junior Prefects Gideon Evans ’25 and Victor Suh ’25 advanced to the final round alongside Aghnatios and Borris. A runoff election between Aghnatios, Borris and Suh was held because no candidate initially received the threshold of 50% of the total vote required to win.

Borris said his previous experience on Prefect Council motivated him to run for Head Prefect, and he is eager to implement his ideas.

“I ran for Head Prefect because being on [the] Council [for] the last two years has been super fulfilling and great for me,” Borris said. “[I] have learned so much, so I felt prepared and motivated to run for Head [Prefect]. It has been a big goal of mine for a few years now, and it feels wonderful and exciting to achieve it. I’m so thankful to be elected and really excited to get to work.”

Aghnatios said she hopes to continue the projects she started working on this year.

“This year, I’m part of a committee where we brainstorm events that could happen during Community Time,” Aghnatios said. “I’m really eager to organize and implement these new events next year, and I hope that they become part of Harvard-Westlake’s tradition. Besides that, bettering students’ daily [lives] has been a big goal of this year’s Prefect Council, and I want to continue these efforts.”

Sophomore Prefect Caroline Cosgrove ’26 said that after working with Borris and Aghnatios on Prefect Council this year, she is confident in their leadership skills as Head Prefects for this upcoming school year.

“[Borris and Aghnatios] are both resilient, excellent leaders,” Cosgrove said. “Serving on Prefect Council with them this year has helped me see their ability to guide people in the right direction and make good decisions. I have no doubt in my mind that they will be excellent leaders of the school. [Aghnatios] is such a compassionate leader, and her kindness shows through her leadership. [Borris] is tremendously helpful when it comes to Prefect Council and other aspects of school, [so] I learn a lot from him through his advice and great leadership.”

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Celine Wang, Sophomore Editor
Celine Wang ’26 is a Sophomore Editor for the Chronicle. In her free time, Wang said she takes pleasure in playing with her dog, exploring new genres of music and traveling. Additionally, she is on the school’s girls golf team and enjoys spending time with her family. Wang said she appreciates the opportunities that HW Media gives her to branch out as a reporter and individual. “In general, I’ve always really loved interacting with new people,” Wang said. “This class allowed me to gain new insights into new perspectives that I have never been exposed to before. Interviewing people with different passions and backgrounds fuels my interest for listening and conversing. This class [has] not only allowed me to grow as a reporter, but also as a person, which I find to be a valuable experience.”
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