On June 3, 2015, elections were held at my synagogue. About 20 high school students and USY alumni filled the dull colored room. Walking in, you felt the tension, the nervousness of the candidates. The room was filled with rows of chairs but was divided into 4 sections by 2 aisles which were perpendicular to one another. My youth director and another staff member stood at the door greeting each person who walked in and handed them the election materials. Once everyone was seated, the elections began, and all eyes were at the front of the room where a podium stood. The presidential election was up first.
My youth director ran the election and my name was announced to deliver my speech. After giving my speech, I sat down in my seat in the front row with the rest of the candidates. My friend, alumni, sat next to me and held my shaking, nervous hand as the ballots were counted. It felt like hours, days, even weeks until my youth director approached the podium. She held a slip of paper in her hand that determined my future, my entire senior year in this organization, I felt my friend gripping my hand as...
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...tions came to a close, I went home and continued to cry. In the weeks following the election, I talked to many of my friends from different states across the country, in addition to many who lived near me. All were shocked at the news that I lost my election for Chapter President. They knew how qualified I was and were confused, just like me, why the election resulted in the way it did. Months later, I was talking to my best friend, who was publishing all the results from the elections, about that night. He told me that he was so angry and appalled at the election results, that he did not want to publish that my opponent had won. Over the year, I indeed did make an impact on my chapter. Not invalidating how I felt on the election night, but I knew deep down inside that I was going to make an impact on the organization no matter what leadership position I held.
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