Pramodh Srihari: ASB IDC Representative
EE: What is the general description for your position?
PS: So we have two exchanges first semester and three exchanges second semester and we organize those, make sure we have 10 students from each school going to those to see what other schools are like. We also run events such as the Fantastics rally, which is an interdistrict rally. It’s like a school rally except it’s after school and all five districts are in [and] rather than supporting your class, you’re reporting your school. And we also throw events such as the IDC dance. So the IDC dance is like a school dance except all schools together under one campus. And the whole goal behind these IDC events is to promote and foster bonds between kids in the school because we’re all from the same area, we share similarities. And unfortunately for most students, if maybe they’re not in a sport or not in some club, all they can do is see the kids in their own school.
EE: What does your typical work day look like?
PS: Occasionally we do have meetings; they’re around biweekly and they usually run from five to seven at one of the member’s schools. And there we go over what’s going on, updates. We ask what happened at other schools and if we see things that they’ve done [and like,] we can bring it into our school. And in [a] typical workday — what’s the typical day? I go to school, I get up early, brush my teeth. Come to school, go home, do my homework. You always need to check your chats and make sure Leadership and the commissions you’re in charge of [and] the class office you’re in charge of is doing fine. Make sure if anyone has any questions. If people have questions, usually they look to us as the executive Council to answer those.
EE: What made you want to become ASB IDC Representative?
PS: I always thought it’d be cool. I was Social Manager in prior years. Prateek was IDC Rep last year. He got tired at the job, so he said, ‘Do you want to switch?’ and I said, ‘Sure.’ I thought it’d be cool to interact with kids from other districts.
EE: What does ASB mean to you?
PS: ASB is the Associated Student Body and what that means to me is all the students in the school working together for their common happiness, inclusion, working together. Everyone’s connected. Everyone feels a sense of community in our school. That’s what I think ASB means.
EE: What is your main goal for this year as the ASB IDC Representative?
PS: My main goal is to make a lot of students feel connected and feel as if they are one with the community and maybe think of Monta Vista as a place they can call home, maybe once they’re gone to college.