week on campus, my roommate, Duane, and I were exploring the student
union and noticed a junior girl who was turning in some signatures
nominating her as class president. We asked her what it was about
and she said there was nothing to it, all you had to do was turn in
six signatures and you were nominated. Duane said, OK, Bill,
Ill sign up for you and you can run as a Sophmore. Somehow
he got the signatures and in five minutes I had my place on the ballot.
The next week, I discovered I was elected president of the Sophmore
class. We had a little swearing in ceremony at the student union.
Anxious to start out my term of office doing something, I suggested
to the Junior who had also won her election if she would like to have
a Sophomore/Junior Ball. Of course, I had no idea how to organize
a ball like thisthere were some 10,000 Freshman and Sophomores.
I assumed that as a Junior, she would know the ropes. She agreed to
think about it. The idea never went any further, and I dont
recall any very important action that I took all year as president
of the Sophmore class. Nor did I see the other classes doing anything,
but it was a great honor to be class president, or was it?