Persuasive Speech: I Should Be the Next Class President


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Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade my audience that I should be the next class President The 16th president Abraham Lincoln once said "Character is like a tree and reputation is like a Shadow. The shadow is what we think of it, the tree is the real thing."

I feel like Public School #23 has a character of its own. In fact it's like a tree, it has roots of strong administrators who make sure we stay grounded. It has a strong trunk of teachers who wish to support us in whatever we decide to do. We have wonderful subjects the branches that make us interested and fill our brains with knowledge and we the students are the leaves. As freshman we start to bud, as sophomores we begin to get full shape and color, as juniors we begin are full shape and size and by senior year we are tired and wish to leave the tree and adventure the world. The shadow that our tree forms is a very respectable one. I am ______ and I want to be your Class President.

I show respect for everybody and believe that is one of the most important qualities for a president. A president should be able and will to listen to others.

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I am willing to do that. They should be seeking newer and better ways to be improving their school. I am constantly trying to figure out is there a better way. But enough about me there are more important topics I would like to talk about today.

My first issue I would like to address is the Cafeteria issue. There are several minor changes that I would like to make. The first change I would like to make is the vending machines especially the one that dispenses bottles throughout the day. There are about 6 buttons on that machine in the cafeteria and out of which only 2 dispenses drinks other than water. The other two drinks are apple juice and orange juice. So let us say if you are one of the kids who need to have a Gatorade but you are in a hurry to go to your next class you have to wait on line and risk being late to your next class or ask to go during class or just wait until you have more time to get your drink. It would just make life much better for the students to have more options in the vending machines. I would also like to change the atmosphere in of the cafeteria. Most of the time by 5th period it is very hard to eat there, it is usually very dirty and as you progress throughout the day the cafeteria gets worse. If we make the cafeteria into more of a cleaner and change the environment to be a little more restaurant like people would eat there more, and would not be going outside as much. Also increasing the variety of food would also make the food more appealing to more people.

My other issue I would like to discuss is the Bathroom. Bathrooms are not a privilege they are a right for students. Students spend so many hours in schools and the bathrooms are not supplied sufficiently enough. There is usually lacking soap or toilet paper. This is a big issue because this not only affects our concentration and school work. But there are studies showing that this could affect our long term health as well. I would like to make sure the bathrooms are being constantly supplied with the necessities and have more open so then there won?t be as much of a waiting period to get to a stall.

I truly believe I could make a change in our High school that we will all appreciate. Thank you!



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