I have to tell the students who ran for Executive Council (basically our top Council- Student Body Presdident, etc.) who won and who did not win today after school. And it's no April Fool's joke to them.
I just finished counting the votes and now know who I'll be spending excessive amounts of time with next year.... and also know who is going to be absolutely crushed when I tell them. Boo, that's my least favorite part.
Normally I can encourage them by saying that we really need strong Seniors on Senior Class Council, and normally the people who don't make Exec do make Senior.... but I can't say that confidently this year because there will be 12 people running for 6 slots. This is a record for us, I think. I can't remember ever having more than 8 or 9 people running for a class Council. It's good, and exciting, because we're doing something right that people want to be a part of......
But I hate telling people they lost. I lost StuCo elections when I was in high school, first when I ran my sophomore year for Junior Council, and then when I ran to be on Exec. Fortunately I still made Senior Secretary, but I remember how awful I felt those first few days between the two elections.
After we get all the elections over, I can be excited for who will be on Council next year. Until then, I hate this part. And that is not an April Fool's Day joke, either.