Madam President

As last year's Student Council Secretary and this year’s President, Allie Pultorak has made her mark on North Allegheny.

photo by Jimbo Lawry

Nisha Rao, News Editor

What do you hope to accomplish this year as Student Council President?

We’re really hoping to make a successful Homecoming and MORP, as well as a good winter service project and continue our Gobble For Cans drive successfully.

Tell us a little more about yourself and your history at North Allegheny: what schools did you go to and how long have you been in the district?

Well, I haven’t moved since I was born, so I went to Marshall Elementary and then Middle School, so now NAI and NASH.

What clubs are you involved in?

I’m involved with Student Council, obviously, Forensics, and Key Club. Those are the main clubs, the big three.

You’re involved with so many clubs at school, but what do you do for fun or to relax?

Recently, I’ve found myself relaxing a lot by doing a lot of watercolors. It’s really therapeutic. So, yeah, most recently, relaxation has come from the brush.

What do you want to study in college and why?

Right now, it’s looking like I want to study political science, mainly because I’m interested in changing the world. I think that would be entertaining.

I know we all talk about how much we love North Allegheny, but what would you change about our district, culturally, socially, or otherwise?

I don’t know. There’s a lot of things I feel like we can’t really change. I feel like if I could change one thing about North Allegheny, I would change the competitive nature. People are way too competitive here, and a lot of it is from grade weighting and things like that. That’s probably North Allegheny’s biggest issue, like the stress that’s brought on from the competitive nature of the district. Honestly, it is even more prevalent than the bullying at the high school. So, if I could change one thing, that’s probably what I would change, but I don’t think it’s going away. And maybe a little competition is okay, but the point we’ve reached is a little much.

Just for fun: what is the last movie or television show you watched and what are your thoughts about it?

I just finished watching Gilmore Girls, and that’s the best show in the world — I love that. I love everything about it, the dynamic, the unnecessary drama, everything.

What advice would you give the current juniors?

Work hard, focus on grades, but also have some fun. Make sure that you look at colleges before it’s too late. Because, soon it will be too late. That’s my advice to you.

Answers have been edited for clarity.