It is that time of year folks! The time in which the school comes together in order to elect the future leaders of the student body, and members of Student Government. The Roar took the time to get to know the three candidates for Milken’s Student Body President. Brandon Pourmorady ‘18 (otherwise known as Pomo,) Aaron Harouni ‘18, and Noah Cohen ‘18 gave us some insight as to why they are running for this position and shared a bit about their personal lives as well.
Why are you running for President?
Pomo: I am running for president because I would like to give more to the students. Our students are hard working and they deserve rewards. The more we can reward students throughout the day, the better our campus will be.
Harouni: I am running because I believe I can make school fun and give students the high school experience we deserve. I believe I am qualified for this position and am liked by my peers.
Cohen: I am running for President because I really believe that I have the ability to change this school for the better. I want to make this school a place that people are excited and proud to go to, not as a stepping stone to college.
What’s your favorite thing about Milken?
Pomo: The women are beautiful.
Harouni: My favorite thing about Milken is how tightly knit our community is.
Cohen: I’ve been to many schools in my life, but I’ve never been to a school where the administration really cares about the students. If my grades start to slip, they notice, and they ask to help me. It’s really just a great place.
What do you plan to do if you take office as Milken Student Body President?
Pomo: Bring 21 Savage to formal.
Harouni: I plan to improve our formal, homecoming experiences, and our school spirit; as I did on the basketball team.
Cohen: First of all, I want to increase communication between all the grades and Student Government. Color Games needs to be revamped and changed completely because it has definitely lost its excitement. I also think more spontaneous activities and fun things throughout the year will help reduce stress and make life in high school more fun.
Why do you think you are the right candidate for us?
Pomo: I’m the first person to ever be a vice president running as president. I am technically the most qualified person who has ever run for president.
Harouni: I am the right candidate for this school because I am hard working, dedicated and always keep an open ear to others.
Cohen: I love this place. I got years of experience on student government. Melinda gives me her full approval. What more could you want?
Let’s get to know you.
Who is your celebrity crush?
Pomo: Lang Lang, the pianist.
Harouni: Kate Upton.
Cohen: Emma Watson. Well, Hermione Granger, and then Emma Watson.
What would your last meal consist of?
Harouni: Burger, fries, and a drink.
Cohen: Whatever my dad, Menachem Weiss cooks for me.
If you could be one teacher at the school, who would you be and why?
Pomo: Dr. Brown, he is a fantastic pianist and orchestral conductor.
Harouni: Rabbi Shawn, she seems like she’s got it all figured out.
Cohen: Menachem Weiss. No explanation needed.
Do you have a secret talent, if so, what is it?
Pomo: Winning presidency is a talent.
Harouni: I am a good long-distance runner.
Cohen: I can write a speech for President in fifteen minutes. Is it a good one? Check back Friday.
Any last words you would like to share with the Milken Community?
Pomo: Get to the polls on March 24 to VOTE POMO. Just remember y’all: I’M WATCHING YOUR BACK!!!!!
Harouni: Let’s make next year great. Make the right decision.
Cohen: “I love you” – Patrick Star, Chocolate Selling Episode.