You better not blink, or you will miss him. And you better keep your earbuds out, or you will miss her goosebump-provoking musical talents. Tony Patrinos and Maddie Mancuso will be taking the position of your co-presidents for this upcoming school year, 2018-2019! Let us get to know our future co-presidents a little better before they assume their positions next fall.
Patrinos joined the Bullis community his freshman year, coming from the Sheridan school in DC. Outside of his academic day, Patrinos shared that he “likes to run around in circles and give compliments to strangers.” Patrinos’ dedication to his track career is one of the many amazing attributes which he plans on carrying over to his role as co-president. His ability to overcome a difficult task and think quick on his feet will serve as wonderful skills for his co-presidency. Patrinos’ natural, friendly nature will make him a welcoming face to all of the student body; he will create a comfortable environment in approaching him for any issues or request.
Mancuso is a Bullis lifer. Attending since third grade, she has seen the school grow into the outstanding institution it is today. When she is not hard at work in the classroom, Mancuso is pursuing her love for the performing arts; “I like to do theater and I like to sing… I also love to spend time with my friends” she said. never letting there be a dull moment in assemblies and big SGA run events, Mancuso’s love for the stage will serve as an amazing attribute for her co-presidency position,
Both of the 2018/ 2019 co-presidents have a mutual agreement that they will have a different impact on the Bullis student body than any other co-presidents have yet to have. Patrinos and Mancuso have unique views and goals which they wish to achieve. Putting their brains together will only mean one thing - excellent leadership for the Bullis Upper School. Patrinos explained how his “unique technique of planning and putting things in action, as well as being a more active representation for the student body” will set him apart from any past presidents. Mancuso agreed with all of Patrinos points, adding, “ more fun, being more involved with the student body, having spontaneous activities- like things on the patio” will be key changes in her presidency.