Becoming an Officer
Our Massachusetts High School Assembly is led by two types of student officers:
- Presiding Officers
Presiding Officers are elected at the end of each assembly to serve a full year-long term leading our program and preside over the next year’s assembly.
- Supporting Officers
Supporting Officers apply during the school year and are selected in the months prior to the assembly to serve in supporting leadership roles.
Each officer role offers a unique opportunity to develop and strengthen your skills as a servant leader and help provide an incredibly assembly experience for your peers.
High School Presiding Officers
Each year, the assembly concludes with the election our team of Presiding Officers, who serve a year-long term leading our program and preside over the next year’s assembly.
Here the different Presiding Officer positions available at our assembly, and the students who will be serving in these roles during the current school year:
- Governor | Aaron Fernandes, 2023-24
The Governor leads our team of Presiding Officers throughout the year in preparation for the assembly, and presides over the cabinet as they evaluate bills to support and oppose, and advise on which bills passed by the House and Senate to sign or veto.
- Lt. Governor | Felipe Sathler, 2023-24
The Lt. Governor serves as alongside their fellow Presiding Officers throughout the year, and presides over the Senate during assembly, guiding debate and casting a vote in the case of a tie.
- Attorney General | Alejandra Ferandez, 2023-24
- Auditor | Jelani Tah, 2023-24
- Treasurer & Receiver General | Kavin Kanagaraju, 2023-24
- Secretary of the Commonwealth | Nicholas Duggan, 2023-24
The Secretary of the Commonwealth serves alongside their fellow Presiding Officers throughout the year, and runs the elections process during assembly, guiding candidates as they campaign to serve as next year’s Presiding Officers and registering eligible assembly participants to vote.
- Speaker of the House | Henry Wallis, 2023-24
The Speaker of the House serves alongside their fellow Presiding Officers throughout the year, and presides of the House of Representative during assembly, guiding debate and casting a vote in the case of a tie.
- Senate President | Lauren Prouty, 2023-24
- Speaker Pro Tempore | Charlie Hamblet
- Senate President Pro Tempore | Matthew Marter
If you are interested in running as candidate at this year’s assembly for one of our presiding officer positions, please complete the candidate declaration form below:
Presiding Officer Candidate Declaration
Serving as a Presiding Officer requires a great deal of dedication and commitment, and interested students should discuss the opportunity with their advisor(s) and family before declaring as a candidate.
Current Presiding Officers
Governor: Aaron Fernandes
Lieutenant Governor: Felipe Sathler
Attorney General: Alejandra Ferandez
Secretary of the Commonwealth: Nicholas Duggan
Senate President: Lauren Prouty
Speaker of the House: Henry Wallis
Senate President Pro Tempore: Matthew Marter
Speaker Pro Tempore: Charlie Hamblet
Treasurer and Receiver-General: Kavin Kanagaraju
Auditor: Jelani Tah
Want to run for a Presiding Officer position at this year’s confernece? Apply Here
Supporting Officer: Cabinet
Information about Cabinet coming in October.
Supporting Officer: Committee Chair
Information about being a committee chair coming in October.