Campaigning,Elections and Investiture!

It seemed as though someone had taken buckets of color and strewn it across the walls; for more than a week our school was decorated in a manner that was haphazard, yet somehow charming. It was as if the energy of the 16 eager candidates had permeated into every surface of the school. The lunchroom, the hallways – talk of school elections shouted out from every direction. “So, who are you voting for?” was a ritual question, asked on-the-fly whether waiting in line or walking to class. “Who do you think is going to win?” “Didn’t you think so-and-so’s speech was just great?” “This person has my vote; they’re going to make us win the house cup this year!”

For most people, especially the candidates, the week seemed to zoom by in an enthused blur, but I made it a point to step back and savor the atmosphere. Because, being honest, how long would this buzz last? Investiture would roll around quicker than anticipated, and the thrill would fizzle out in the blink of an eye. And while that was the moment everyone was building up to, it was hard not to enjoy the fact that every student in Inventure academy had one common thought on their mind. I’m sure on some level the newly elected council still longingly remembers that mixed feeling of dread and desire floating in their stomach.

But moving forward, now that Investiture is over, there’s a new excitement dominating the minds of students’ – Tournament of minds, Sports day, The House cup, That feeling of victory, and how our captains are going to get us there. Student council, on behalf of the rest of Inventure, I want to wish you the very best, and promise that we have full faith in you! Hoping for a great year ahead!

Radhika Malviya