Michelle Berland is the president of East Bay High School's Student Government.
Published: March 20, 2013
This week we chat with Michelle Berland, 18, president of East Bay High’s Student Government for the 2012-13 school year. The Minnesota native recently sat down to chat about the organization and some of her favorite leaders.
Q: What made you want to get involved with Student Government?
Answer: During my freshman year, I saw how much of an important role Student Government had at the school and I wanted to be able to contribute my talents and ideas to it.
Q: What is something about Student Government that most people wouldn’t know?
Answer: We do a lot more than school activities; we are very involved in the community through the elementary schools, homeless shelters and Relay for Life (cancer fundraising event).
Q: Who are some of the leaders you admire — political or otherwise?
Answer: Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and Martin Luther King Jr. They were all incredible leaders in history that are responsible for our country developing into the place it is today.
Q: What are some of the other extracurricular activities you’re involved in at East Bay? (Assuming you even have time for them.)
Answer: I am involved with National Honor Society, the golf team, steering committee, and the Science National Honor Society.
Q: Who is your favorite TV or movie president?
Answer: JFK in Thirteen Days played by Bruce Greenwood. He was able to portray the intensity JFK had perfectly.