The 2014 Enderun Student Government: A Legacy in the Making
In one way or another, each one of us aspires to do something great and to leave a mark on planet earth; be in a big way or a small one. Ink conducted an interview with the newly elected Student Government president Kristien Martin Ramos (known by fellow students as Kee-yen) to know more about him and what kind of mark he wants to leave before graduation.
An incoming senior in BS Business Administration majoring in Finance and Wealth Management and a grantee of the Business Leadership Scholarship, this isn’t Kee-yen’s first time to be a part of a student council. He was the Sergeant at Arms at 5th & 6th grade and 1st year high school, student council treasurer in 2nd year and student council president in his 4th year at Al-Hekma International School in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Quoting Jackie Robinson’s “A life isn’t significant except for its impact on other lives”, Kee-yen wanted to maximize his last two semesters at Enderun. “I am very into leadership and serving others”, he says, “I [want to do] something great for Enderun. I want to leave a legacy”. Kee-yen chose the role of president because he wanted to challenge himself with a bigger role, “leading a team [and] solving problems is what I love to do”.
Just because it’s his last year does not mean that Kee-yen has only chose to be active in school now; “serving others doesn’t mean you need to be in a position”, he says. During his early years at Enderun, Kee-ye and was part of the scholarship organization Lux Lucis and enjoyed volunteering in the registration committee for enrollment week. Last year, he successfully set up an organization called Lifebox, (an existing organization founded Joseph Bonifacio) which aids students in the aspects of Leadership, Integrity, Faith and Excellence and “building relationships with others”.
Currently taking his internship at Unionbank for the summer, Kee-yen continues to pile his resume with other activities and events. So what can a Titan expect from him this coming academic year? “Expect changes – both big and small ones, more diverse activities from RSOs (registered student organizations), increased cohesiveness amongst the student body, and hopefully a better and more fun school year.”