Head Monitor: Tyler Piazza
by Caleb Rhodes on Friday, April 29th, 2016
Tyler Piazza (II), one of Milton Academy’s new Head Monitors, is a walking superlative. His classmates, peers, and “constituents,” as he calls them, offer nothing but glowing reviews. Tyler, whose laughter, joie de vivre, and impressive academic achievements compliment an impeccable social and athletic record, is often seen roaming the halls of Milton Academy with an effervescent smile upon his face.
Cross country captain, community service board member, current junior class representative, Eagle Scout, and aspiring saxophonist, Tyler Piazza exemplifies Milton’s “Dare to be True” motto. The many and varied spheres of the Milton community Tyler involves himself in make him a deserving Head Monitor.
His fellow Class II members gush with excitement when describing him. Henry Westerman (II) remarked, “Tyler is the greatest guy ever. He has charisma that unites people, and everyone likes him. He’s the nicest guy.” Nick Govindan (II) noted, “Tyler’s the dude. He’s witty, smart, intelligent, and a fantastic leader. He successfully entertained Class II this year, and has been very productive for our grade.” Not forgetting the more practical purpose of a Head Monitor, Aidan Hartman (II) hailed the fact that “Tyler incorporates seriousness with fun. He provides a perfect balance between the two, makes everyone laugh, and still gets the job done.” Meanwhile, Ellen Wei (II) added the crucial point: “Tyler is friends with everyone.”
Milton Academy is lucky to have such a multifaceted man in our midst, but events could have transpired very differently. Stuck between the golden gates of Milton and the locker rooms of Belmont Hill before his freshman year, Tyler thankfully chose the Mustangs. Now that he is here, and now that he is Head Monitor, he has the opportunity to shape the future of this fantastic school.
In particular, Tyler recognizes students’ complaints around the SGA’s lack of action and aims to propose a few projects right off the bat. He explained his plans to “put a bulletin board up that advertises what clubs go on each day. This idea is low maintenance and easy to do. Furthermore, looking at larger issues, we need to discuss how we can facilitate, or if we should facilitate, campaigning for positions like Head Monitor. In the digital age, there are different questions and concerns that come up. Is sending a Snapchat to your friend considered campaigning, and is that Snapchat somehow worse or better than setting up a Facebook or Instagram?
Also, with the amendment change and the possibility of two boys or two girls or two people of any combination, we can really investigate what is the mathematically fairest way to actually elect Head Monitors. In years past it has been a single transferable vote that has to do with ranking each candidate.”
This year the system involved voting for two candidates with no preference towards either one. But, as Tyler mused, “there are other options, and we are interested in talking to some math teachers to find out how to best represent people’s interests when choosing two leaders from a pool.”
As an Eagle Scout, Tyler is particularly qualified to help Milton students survive. He shared this anecdote: “One day, we did an exercise in my troop where we were told that we were on on a space station, and it just blew up and we had to grab 20 things. What do you grab? Everyone answered water and food, so you can live, but everyone forgot you need oxygen. High School can be hectic, but don’t forget to breathe.”
Head Monitor Tyler Piazza is the breath of fresh air the Milton community needs. As seniors leave and leadership shifts to the juniors, know that this man, alongside his co-head monitor Semi, is excited not only to have been elected but also “to make some great things happen next year.”
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