2022 Candidates for SGA.

Seniors will elect four officers. Rising 9, 10, and 11 grade — you will aksed to vote for two representatives your grade. Please take a few moments to consider their statement before you vote on your class representatives.

Senior Class Candidates

Deyba Barsir

Being a 2021-2022 Student Government representative for my class has been one of the best opportunities that Dominion Christian school has given me. To know that a group of students have put their trust in me to lead their class is an amazing feeling, and I would love to be given the opportunity to do it again, once more. Being a class officer entails the duty of listening to your classmates and being able to lead a group of people to a common goal. As I walk through my daily life with the Lord, he constantly shows me the things that I need to work on in order to be more like him. As I have learned from my role last year, this role connects me with people all around my school, it helps improve my communication skills as well as listening. It allows everyone to get their opinion across no matter the age of the person. I am about to enter my 4th and final year of varsity cheerleading, and along with the 2 years’ experience on varsity soccer, 5+ months of work, and over 100+ community service hours, I have learned new things in each role. But each one of these things has taught me that there is always more to learn. For example, I have been in the world of cheerleading for the past 6 years of my life, and it has taught me so much. It has taught me things about other people, things about the world around me, and things about myself. It has shown me that I am stronger than I think I am, I am tougher than I think I am and smarter. It reminds me daily, that I will always have things to learn. I believe that by holding a position in the student government association this year, it will help me connect more with my fellow classmates and peers. Especially with this sadly being our last year, we will be able to plan events and activities to make this last year special for us all. The goal of SGA should be to have class unity throughout, and that starts with the people elected. I would love to bring my talents and experience back to SGA for one last time.

Maci Campbell

I desire to be elected or appointed as the sga president or class officer. Dominion Christian has become my home away from home. The teachers and atmosphere are like my family. They want what is best for me physically, academically, and spiritually. In return I desire to create the best events, new traditions, and over all a betterment of the school for the faculty and my peers, but really for my family. Leadership is something that has always been important to me. I was asked to join the leadership team at my youth group and since then my abilities to plan, serve, and just interact with the people needed to bring an event together has excelled. Not only is leadership important to me, but spiritual leadership is as well. I’ve just finished a book by Sadie Robertson called, who are you following. This book has really encouraged me in having leadership with a purpose. Sadie says in here book, “Not every leader is a good one. It’s important that you know who you’re following, not just for yourself but also for those who are following you.” I plan to be intentional with my leadership role for A the glory of God and B the betterment of my school. Thank you for the consideration and opportunity.

Emily Cribb

Dominion Christian has been such a blessing in my life. It has provided me with a family to treasure, and a bountiful collection of memories that I will carry for a lifetime. A great deal of those memorable experiences have been due to the diligence of SGA. Behind every great school is great leadership. Dominion has an amazing staff that pours into each and every student daily, and extends that leadership position to include members of the student body. This opportunity allows the students chosen to grow as people and leaders as they rise up for their peers. Nothing would bring me more joy than to stand as a member of our Student Government Association. I had the opportunity to serve my sophmore year (I am now a current junior) and it was a phenomenal experience. Ever since then I have been anxious to serve once more. It is a unique position that presents its challenges, but the reward is greater. We are able to add pockets of joy into our brothers and sisters high school experiences. We want the stories of events, and the positive impact they had on the individual, to be passed down to future generations. This is the one of the most formative ages in a young persons life. As such it should be our goal to weave faith into enjoyment to provide depth to an already fulfilling academic experience. I believe that SGA’s main goal should be to shine the light of Christ. Especially as a senior representative, the job becomes a higher responsibility. If I was a senior class rep, I would do everything in my power to lead with my heart on my sleeve and God’s word constantly prevalent in my speech. I love to see smiles spread across my friends faces as we enjoy fellowship at Dominion celebrations. I can only imagine how much more my happiness would grow if I was apart of the building and planning of those celebrations. I would be a loyal asset to the team and work hard to make the 2022-2023 school year the best one yet. I am praying for the future SGA of the 2022-2023 school year. If I get to be a part of the organization I would be elated! But at the same time, I would find the same joy from watching my classmates from afar as they lead if it’s not in God’s plan for me. “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” -John 15:12-13 I hope I have the opportunity to step into a leadership position in my Dominion Family. I would love to mirror the love of Christ towards my classmates as a member of the Student Government Association.

Alexander Jordon

I have been working for my parents for a while and there have been many situations where I have needed to take charge in a situation because no one else was making a decision. I usually end up making a decent decision and getting things moving along without my parents having to stop what they are doing to give instruction. We also have to work really long hours at concerts and the work almost doesn’t stop. There have been times that I got home at like 4 in the morning. That just kind of shows that I can work hard and put time into things.

Tami Joseph

My name is Tami Joseph. I was born in St. Croix U.S. Virgin Islands, and moved to Georgia when I was 11 months. I grew up in the church, always singing and engaging in activities when I could. My parents have been enrolling me in private school since the start. They always wanted me to be surrounded by the word and grow my relationship with God, and that I did. During the 2020 mid-pandemic, I started singing in my church praise team where I have learned many valuable lessons. I’ve been on the quiet side since birth, I’m not prone to be loud in front of people I’m not close with. With that being said, I do observe a lot I believe I can bring insight to SGA. Throughout my life, I’ve usually been around people older than me and that has helped me grow exponentially as a person. I love hearing others opinion on a subject to reach a common consensus and move foward. Now I know I’m not popular with the votes but I pray God will allow me to serve in SGA and help me benefit others. Thank you for your consideration.

Kylie Scott

My name is Kylie Scott and I would love to be a Senior representative on SGA. I have previously been a member on SGA and have had a great time organizing events and holding fundraisers for all the students. This has become a part of what I love to do.

Mr. Morris talked in chapel about passing the torch. My goal as a senior class representative is to accept that torch and use it to guide the class of 2023 through this next year so that we may finish strong!! This year has been amazing because of all the participation from the students and faculty. The school spirit has been incredible.

I have many ideas to implement this next year for events and fundraisers on behalf of the school. I believe having a good balance between fun, academics, and service to the community is very important and I would love the opportunity to help our student body find that balance. I have been a part of many clubs and sports teams and have held several leadership positions. As a leader, I know I have to put others before myself and be a good listener. I am always open to listen to ideas from anyone and contribute my ideas as well. SGA is an honor and I would love to be a part of the team. Again, my goal for the school is to have fun and promote good qualities that represent Christ. My goal is not to dictate, but to share thoughts and ideas on how to better Dominion Christian as a school and student body.

We have a great group of students and I would like to lead and implement activities throughout the year that will make DCS thrive to the next level!!

Kaylee Vickers

Being on SGA for the 2020-2021 was one of my favorite experiences I have had. I loved the connections I made and how I was able to connect with all different grades and be able to represent the student body. I took a break from SGA for the 2021-2022 school year and that break made me realize how much I missed it. Being in a leadership role and representing your class is a humbling and inspiring experience that I would love to be apart of once again. The past four years I have been apart of cheerleading and soccer. In both of these sports I have been provided a leadership role and through these roles I have learned how to make connections and friendships with all different grades. Knowing that the members of both of these teams trust me to lead and guide them in both their spiritual walk and the sport we participate in is humbling and inspires me to be the best version of myself to be an adequate leader that they can look up to. Being in SGA for the 2022-2023 school year is an honor. I would love to be able to represent my class and be an advocate for the student body and if selected will strive to be an example of not only Dominion but of a Christian.

Caleb Vreken

I want to be part of SGA, because I am willing to put in the effort to make this school better. This is my 7th year at this school, and I have seen what has worked and what hasn’t worked. I am willing to listen to other people’s ideas, and add my own ideas to the conversation. I will try my hardest to leave this school better than I found it, through my participation in SGA. I have been in SGA for two years before, and know what to expect. I know what to plan for, and how to do it. I have seen ideas that worked really well and ideas that haven’t worked. I know how to learn from past mistakes, in order to make the future better. I know how to reuse old ideas, to make the future better. For example the first paragraph is copy and pasted from last year. Why? Because it works and there is no reason to fix something that works. Some call it laziness, I call it efficiency. Efficiency is what I will bring to SGA. Solving problems with the easiest solution, to make things move forward in a better direction fast. I want to make sure that as many people as possible will enjoy the SGA events, and I can’t do that without the contribution, opinions, and the votes of the people that are hopefully reading this.

Junior Class Candidates

McInzy Allo

This time last year my parents made the big decision to relocate from Seattle, Washington to Atalnta, Georgia. As you can imagine moving across the country and starting at a new school with a general student population of three hundred kids. After coming in from a school with over three thousand students….it was definitely a change, but the thing about this school that stood out to me was the community. From the day I arrived I could sense that many were friendly and open. I was also able to see how close everyone was to each other.

At first, I did feel out of place. I felt like I wasn’t able to fit in as easily. But as the year went by I found myself feeling like I was a member of the community. However this type of inter-knit community can easily propagate exclusion. In the beginning of the year I was lucky enough to find people who made me feel at home with them, people to call friends. But I noticed that there were also some new kids who were not as fortunate. Growing up due to moving, I have had to switch schools often, so I know what it is like to be the new kid and to be left out. The last thing I would want is for anyone else to feel the same way.

Therefore I think in the future we should have community events that make it easier for people to come together and introduce themselves. For instance, I would consider being very intentional and inclusive to new students who are arriving at Dominion. I also think that a lot more focus towards finals week and how stressed out newer or existing students may feel. One idea would be to consider having therapy dogs or just more open communication about the process. I have seen this same idea work in past schools. Hosts, peer mentors, and orientation buddies should be more than just a tour guide, instead they should enhance that experience for newcomers and be somebody that they can come to for help as well as advice. They should also be a friend; someone they can come to throughout the year.

I would like to encourage Dominion to consider additional fundraising opportunities. For example: Identify a local place in the community where students can have fun and get to know eachother better. The proceeds would then go towards Dominion’s fund.

Throughout 2016-2020 I participated in various school sports such as Cross Country, Gymnastics, and Track and Field. Being in sports like Cross Country, Gymnastics,and Track, has taught me the importance of creativity and confidence that you need without a support system. In addition to doing sports, I was a peer counselor. This is where I learned about having empathy for others. This was such an amazing experience and opportunity that I grew to love.

Lastly I spent my free time at my previous church engaging in volunteer work and helping those in need. During this school year I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried out for The Dominion Cheerleading team. I had faith in myself and knew that if it was meant to be I would receive the text stating that I made the team. That’s what this whole school year has been about for me. Having faith that I would meet new friends, do well in school,and achieve my goals all of which have come true.

I feel blessed to be a part of the Dominion Christian School family. My name is McInzy Allo and I am running to be your junior representative.

Savannah Bryant

Imagine this. You’re walking in the halls, going about your day, and suddenly a BRILLIANT idea comes to mind. This idea of yours has to be better than anything Einstien could ever create and NEEDS to be heard by the school board. But one problem presents itself… who can you ask?

Obviously, our administration board would practically eat you alive if you presented this idea to them (sorry admin, you guys are great). So who can you ask? You have to get your idea out there somehow! Oh right! You can tell Savannah Bryant, your friendly junior representative.

Hi! I’m Savannah Bryant and I’m running to be an SGA 11th-grade representative. You might be wondering, “What would make Savannah the most awesome candidate for me to vote for?” Well, I’m glad you asked. Some of you might’ve known that I was a representative on SGA for the past 2 years, where I had a lot of fun as a virtual student and as an in person student.

This year, I’m even more excited to be a possible part of SGA! But to do that, I need your vote. Here’s I’m a great candidate for you to elect onto the SGA board. Meeting all the students who have come in the past years has been super fun and getting to know you all has been a blast. This student body is truly kind and loving to all. Being able to represent my class and better my friendships with everyone would be an honor. I believe everyone deserves a voice, and through me, I hope to provide that.

Beyond SGA, I’ve been part of our school’s clubs, taken leadership and management courses through multiple presteigous universities, and have been on the cheer squad since 6th grade. I also am a member of 4-h of cobb county and I’m an active senior athlete. These activities have taught me leadership, communication, and team-building skills that I can apply when representing my class members within SGA. Finally, I have a long-running history around Dominion. Dominion has been a part of my life since I was about 3 years old. My eldest brother was a graduate of the first middle school class that DCS ever had, graduating in 2016. He was also a basketball player, which led to me spending a lot of Fridays inside the gym.

Dominion has poured into me even before I went to elementary school and giving back to this school through SGA is something I’ve loved to do. I hope you can trust me to be an 11th-grade representative for you! It would be a true honor to serve on the board for my third year. Everyone in our grade deserves to have a voice, and this year I hope to provide that for everyone. With your vote, I could represent you for this 2021-2022 school year. I promise to do my very best to make this year amazing If I were to serve on SGA.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope you have a blessed day! Vote Savannah for Junior Rep!

Abby McKinney

“Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.”  — Oprah Winfrey

I am ready for Dominion’s next moment. This past year I was able to work as a team player to help support the upperclassmen in their visions for the school. I worked on communication by making posters and multiple batches of brownies for homecoming. I helped collect socks for our Christmas charity event. At Valentine’s Day I made and sold the candy grams. I am willing to do the hard work to get the job done and best serve the students of Dominion.

My biggest hope is to breathe new life into these events by being able to get the students opinion on them. I am eager to work with the senior class to make events like homecoming fun for all students and bring more spirit to the school. I am excited for this school year and what we are going to do. Regardless of the outcome, I will keep sharing my Quizlets!

Ashlyn Smith

I am looking forward to being a class officer because I want to be a voice for my classmates and all students around me. I will be open to taking suggestions from others so we can get things done that interest us. From the small things to the big things, I will represent. In the past, I was President of Jr Beta Club. I have also been a leader on my softball team and I actively participate in community service. I am very good at listening and being a servant leader to others. I will be a good SGA officer because I try to relate to everyone around me.

10th Grade Candidates

Hunter Shannon

“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.” —Max DePree.

Dominion Christian is a school put in place by God to lead a world that walks in darkness. Let’s face it: the earth is becoming more corrupt. The stench of sin is more potent than that of the past. Those seeking to glorify God are becoming more and more of a minority by the minute. Immorality beyond past human comprehension has grown to be the standard of acceptable behavior in culture. Yet amidst all the darkness: Jesus. He is the fire of hope and we are called to kindle that fire and care for it and spread its light. Our position in this world is to grow that fire of Christ by planting Biblical virtues in the generations to come.

That is the calling of Dominion Christian School and I, Hunter Shannon, embrace that calling as my own and see the potential for it to become reality. But it starts with leaders in every class to come alongside their peers in a march toward Jesus. This must be done in service, encouragement, and wisdom. My mission as a Dominion Christian Student Government Member is to teach by example those around me to shine the light of Christ every day and in every activity. Throughout Scripture those who follow God face great challenges and opposition. This is the reality spoken of by Paul in 2 Timothy 2:3 which states: “Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.” In order to shine His light we must be willing to sacrifice our own will for His. This becomes greatly easier if we work together as an entire school.

As the body of Christ, we must have unity and walk together in the word by praising God for His provision and trusting Him as the Jehovah of the past, present, and future. He is to be the center of our focus. This is what I wish to instill in those that I lead: a desire to Glorify God by shining His vivid light in a darkening world.

Olivia Moore

I have enjoyed participating in SGA at Dominion Christian this past year and would like to be considered to represent the Sophomore class in 2022-23. Being in SGA definitely forced me out of my comfort zone but I feel like I definitely benefited from the experience. I gained leadership experience and was able to work with new groups of people to accomplish common goals for the school. I loved using the voice of SGA to promote events and the fun things happening around Dominion.

If I’m chosen for SGA my focus would continue to be getting everyone involved activities at the school. As a member of SGA, I think it’s important to show enthusiasm about being involved so that every can experience how truly great our school is. Also, as a leader I think it important to lead by example and show kindness to everyone. Thru SGA, I would like to take the opportunity to remind everyone that our school’s foundation is based on the Word of God. This means we show kindness to EVERYONE, even those that are different from us. We need to make everyone feel included so that they can enjoy being a part our great school.

If elected, I would also help with the communication between the students and the administration. I have a few different friend groups at Dominion so I think I would be a good advocate for each of their interests.

Please cast your vote for me – you would have a Christian leader to support your interests and make Dominion an even better school to be a part of!

Yago De Oliveira

After you read the following words I’ve written I hope that you future sophomores would trust me to represent each and every one of you.

I, Yago De Oliveira, believe that partaking in Dominion’s Government body would be an opportunity for me to unite our class’s voices in a way that would benefit both the administration and students. The most notable leadership position I’ve ever had was when I was student chaplain for the entirety of middle school. In this “position” I was able to conduct prayers and even a short devotion once for our school. I hope that in some form I was able to impact someone’s life through the Bible. Even if it had just made one person’s day better. I’d like to achieve the same thing at Dominion. Either it’s trying to gain insight from you on how to get more jean days and still benefit the local community and our school. Whether that’s raising money for a nearby homeless shelter, sports equipment, and even something to replace that microwaved apple pie during lunch. I want my voice to the faculty and administration be an accumulation of all of our voices reaching for a common goal.

Broughton Kelly

I am honored to have represented the Freshman class this past year. I am eager to continue in this position, to be the voice of our class, and to bring positive change through leadership and service opportunities. This position is about you, the students. I want you to feel heard and to have the best school experience in a caring environment. I want you to feel loved and accepted as you create lasting memories.

9th Class Candidates

Isaac Bain

As a student I can relate to the struggles that many students face. Too much homework, not enough breaks, and the need for after school clubs. I will be a voice for the students and for those who feel unheard or unseen. I myself am tired of not being heard. I have been bullied in past schools for my height and late blooming. However, this can stop with the right leader.

Now I’m not a leader myself, but I understand that being a leader means standing up for what is wrong and right and helping others in time of need. I want to help the students as much as possible and make their voices heard.

I didn’t ask for this position but I’m willing to take it, and hereby promise to speak for the students and do what’s right. I am willing to represent the class of 2026 for SGA.

Gabrielle Ballard

I will help create a better campus life. I will help and think about different events we could do. I will learn how to work with other people. I will be respectful and corroborative.

I will give my full attention to those who are talking. I will listen when other people are giving their ideas. I will attend all events.

Kai Boney

I would love to have the opportunity to serve as a Student Government Representative. If I am chosen for this role, I would strive to make the school the best it can be! Some of the ways that I would do this would be to ensure that students have a voice in the decisions that concern them, and I would make sure every individual in my freshman class feels comfortable being themselves. I realize it can be hard to feel comfortable, especially as a freshman navigating high school, and figuring out where you fit in your “village”.

I will first listen to people’s ideas, and then try my best to work with them and others to make it possible. I also understand how hard can be to juggle school, extracurricular activities, and mental health. I am ready to help those who don’t feel like they belong, fit in, or have a role or responsibility in our class.

Being 14, I know what kids my age go through. So, whether it’s praying with or for fellow students, or helping someone who is struggling to find academic, social or spiritual guidance or support, I have been there, and I am willing to help. I know it is important to have someone who looks like you, or can relate to you, represent you. That is why I believe I would be the best choice for the Freshmen Representative.

Lauren Cribb

My name is Lauren Cribb. I would love to be a part of SGA because I think that I would represent the freshman class well. I’m proud of my school and want to be a part of helping Dominion be the best it has ever been. I feel like I could do this through serving my fellow students in student government.

Since this is the beginning of my high school experience, I feel it is the perfect time to set the foundation of what I’d like my high school years to look like. I’m the kind of person who likes to make sure that everyone is included and feels welcome. No one wants to be left out. I would promote a spirit of friendship and community among my classmates because that is important to me. I want this next school year to be fun and exciting but I also think it is important that we, as a student body, serve others.

I would like to see us get involved in projects that can benefit our community. Both of these ideas are a way to live out loving one another as described in John 13:34. We have so much to share with those around us. I think being a part of SGA would be an amazing experience for me and give me opportunities to learn and grow as a person. I also think it would be a great way get to know the student leaders in upper grades and be able to share in their knowledge and experiences.

I am proud to call Dominion my school and would be honored to serve my fellow classmates in SGA. Lauren Cribb Hopeful future freshman representative

Grayce Rowell

I would like to be your class officer because I want to help my fellow classmates and friends. I want to hear and make sure your opinions and ideas are heard.This would be a great opportunity to get better leadership skills. I have had several leadership opportunities at Dominion. This past year, I was team captain of the middle school volleyball team. I was also on the varsity tennis team. In both of these sports, communication is key. I want to communicate with you so your voice is heard. I feel that these experiences will help me in this position. I know that I can contribute to this position because I am trustworthy, determined, and accountable. I feel that I have a good work ethic to work on a team to make good decisions for our class and school. I would like to be your class officer.

Chloe Rocha

Greetings, I would like to thank you for considering me for class officer. I’m honored and excited to be part of DCS student government.

As a candidate running for Student Government, I understand all of the responsibilities that are expected. There are several factors that have impacted me in my faith and belief that I will excel in this opportunity. First, I have taken great pride achieving a high GPA. On several occasions I have been top of my class for academics. I continue to strive for good grades for they are the foundation of my future.

Second, I have been active in my school, church and community. At school, I’ve participated in choir, plays, school patrol and a member/starter of the school volleyball team. As a school safety patrol officer I was awarded the top school patrol officer in Delray Beach FL by the Delray Beach Police Department. Thru these activities I’ve learned that hard work and team unity will build a strong bond for the participants. For church I have received my sacraments. I actively participated in our Catholic Church as well as my former school’s Lutheran church. I’ve learned in any situation God comes first. Through Girl Scouts, I’ve learned to be a leader and to set a good example for others. Sports is a very important activity to me. Since the age of six, I’ve played soccer. Our team as won multiple championships during the years. I’ve earned the starting goalie position on theses teams by practicing with the team and an individual mentor.

I’ve learned that hard work and leading by example are the common goals to be a valuable member of a team. I will continue to grow and help others to improve and accomplish goals. I will make it my mission to lead by example and to be a positive influence as a member of the SGA.

I would like to thank God and my parents for giving me the opportunity to be at Dominion Christian School. Forever a Knight, Chloe Rocha

Alexa Vreken

I would be a great person to represent my class in SGA. I have been going to Dominion since 6th grade. So I have experienced more than others have at Dominion. I then know many of the teachers because I have had 3 years at Dominion. Because I have been going to Dominion since 6th grade, I know everyone in my class. Along with that, I know a lot of the new upcoming 9th graders. Knowing all those people in my grade will help me with deciding what is best for our class. I can listen to what everyone wants and then decide the best decision.