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CHS9 Student Council treasurer Prateek Malkoti leads his class for the 2020-2021 school year. Malkoti collaborates with his fellow classmates and teachers to improve CHS9 during his time as treasurer.

Prateek Malkoti

Prateek Malkoti is the CHS9 Student Council treasurer for the 2020-21 school year. Malkoti hopes that with his new position, he can help improve the school atmosphere and make it a better place to learn. 

Why did you run for the treasurer position?

I thought it would be a great way to get involved within [the] school. I really enjoy handling money and the responsibilities that come with the job, so I felt it would be the best position for me. I was also the president of the America 4 Africa Club, a club focused on raising awareness and gathering donations to buy mosquito bed nets in eighth grade [at Coppell Middle School North], which gave me insight into what I would be doing. 

What responsibilities do you have?

Being treasurer means I handle the fundraisers, the money, sorting [the money] and keeping account of the members who paid and those who didn’t. 

How did you feel after you were elected? 

I felt good; it’s a great way to get involved with the community. It’s a really fun job to do, and it’s nice to see other people and hear their different perspectives and opinions on school. 

What is the CHS9 environment like? 

It’s definitely a lot different from middle school, and so far, it’s been really fun. I would say CHS9 is a great way to have people that are the same age and take the same classes to interact and start off high school together. 

What changes do you want to bring to the CHS9?

I want to make student council and school just a better place overall. I know a lot of students struggle with being in school, and I want it to be a better place for them.

Do you plan to be a part of Student Council throughout high school? 

Yes, I do. I definitely want to keep being a member and run for another position next year. I do have a plan to run for president at some point, but I would need to see the candidates and who I’m running against. 

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