Interview With Karla Bonilla


Christian Alexander, Co-Editor-In-Chief

Who is Karla Bonilla? Why, she’s the Secretary for the Class of 2019!

Customary to the start of any school year, the ASB Elections took place back in September.

Despite this, some positions were left unfilled. This included the Secretary position for the Class of 2019, the senior class. The unfilled position led to a second set of Special Elections held later in the year. Karla Bonilla took a bold leap forward: she signed up, and narrowly won the competition. I wanted to find out more about why she ran for Secretary:

“Because you ran for ASB during the special elections, what kept you from running during the first round of elections?”

“I didn’t think about it. *laughs* I don’t know why, I don’t really have an answer.”

“What are some things you hope to do this year as ASB Secretary for your class”

“I’ll be fundraising for senior packages.”

Well, she isn’t the Treasurer. That’s sorta their job. But, whatever. “Do you have any juicy news, or dirt? Any drama going on in ASB that no one else knows about?”

“Drama from ASB? No. I don’t talk to those people. I don’t know. I really don’t know how you’re going to make this into an article”

She wasn’t wrong: “I don’t know either, but I’m going to hope for the best, and see how this goes.”

“What’s one thing about ASB that most students seem to take for granted?”

“They don’t think about how much time actually goes into implementation plans, or for the minutes, and making sure what people say. Most people are like: ‘Wow. We have fundraisers. And Spirit Week.’ But they never ask how.”

“Do you have any personal goals specific to yourself, and your role, in ASB this year?”

“For myself, be more outspoken, and exchange more ideas. I felt like a useless member of this school before, but now I’m actually doing things.”

“If there was a zombie apocalypse, what would you bring with you, and why?”

“Can I change the question?” “Why?”

She did eventually answer the question. “If there was a zombie apocalypse, I would go to Costco. And stay there. They have everything. But it depends how many people are there. Regardless, I would survive for awhile.”

“What if the Costco is full of zombies?”

“Then it’s Sam’s Club, and then it’s Ikea. They don’t have a lot of food but, they’ll do.”

“What are your thoughts on the Winter Catalogs we’re selling right now?”

It reminds me of my childhood. Where we would be selling things from door to door, and not worry about talking to people.”

“What makes being Secretary so good? Why are you better than the President?”

It was a trick question: “I’m not better than the President. That’s how I take the secretary role. I’m here to support other people.”

It’s clear: the Secretary is for support. The “s” in Secretary is for support, after all.

Karla is prepared for a zombie apocalypse, and has proven to be an ardent and passionate ASB member. She has contributed greatly to HMSA events like Intramurals and Pep Rallies, and she’s proven to be a valuable representative of her class in Associate Student Body.