New KHK CEO

AMANDA GERSOFF AND ALYSSE MASTROMARINO

Staff Writers

On Tuesday March 15, seven future KHK juniors interested in the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) position gave speeches to the junior class during a lunch meeting. Each candidate spoke about why they wanted the position of CEO and why they were qualified for the position. They also went through two rounds of interviews, one before speeches and one after. The junior class then got to vote for their top three choices via online survey.

At the beginning of spring break, it was announced that junior Makena Hubbard would be the new CEO of Kids Helping Kids for the 2016/2017 school year. Kids Helping Kids is a non-profit organization of “empowered students making a difference from the classroom to the community.” This organization is led by Mr. Devries and Ms. Wilber along with a strong team of student leaders. These leadership positions include Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director of Advancement, Director of Outreach, and Deputy Directors. As of April 6, 2016, the only leadership position announced has been CEO.

One of the key aspects to the success of KHK has been the strong teamwork between the students, teachers, and community. Students who are a part of this team understand that they are working toward a goal larger than themselves and are striving to improve the lives of others.

When interviewed, Makena stressed that this organization is truly a collaborative effort and does not rely on a single person.

“I wanted to work on a project that was bigger than myself and I wanted to give back to the community. Community service has always been a really big part of my life and KHK is the perfect opportunity to do it,” said Makena. “This organization is not just about one single person, it is about the team as a whole and what we can do together.”

“Next year I am looking forward to getting a really solid team going of people who are motivated and really want to help,” explained Makena. “I am also looking forward to taking KHK to the next level and changing the lives of kids around the world.”

“Community service has always been a really big part of my life and KHK is the perfect opportunity to do it.”

Mak:

Why did you want to be CEO of KHK?

I wanted to work on a project that was bigger than myself and I wanted to give back to the community. Community service has always been a really big part of my life and KHK is the perfect opportunity to do it.

What are you looking forward to next semester?

Getting a really solid team going of people who are motivated and really want to help. Taking khk to the next level and changing the lives of kids around the world.

What was your reaction when you found out you were CEO of KHK?

A lot of yelling, bouts of disbelief that still sometimes come about haha. It was kind of crazy to think about, because from the moment I found out what KHK was I knew I wanted to be a part of it, and now it’s happening.

Do you have anything else you would like to add?

I’m really excited to get to know other people who do khk and help make it the best year yet. This organization is not just about one single person, it is about the team as a whole and what we can do together.

 

Student:Tyler Dorfman

Why do you think Mak will be a good leader?

I have known Mak for some time and have learned these things; she is smart, hardworking, fair and unquestionably efficient. CEO is a difficult and important job, I know that Mak will be able to handle all the challenges and make next year something to never forget. I deeply respect her character and spirit. I can’t wait to work with Makena and embark on this life changing experience.

 

 

 

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