- December 17, 2022
Windermere High School junior Maggie Caprise is the Student Government Association programming director and the District 3 president for the Florida Association of Student Councils at Windermere. As programming director, it is her job to plan most SGA events and ensure they run smoothly. This includes securing venues, purchases, staffing, materials and partnering with marketing to ensure promotion.
What do you love most about your school?
I love the atmosphere of the school that the students and the staff create. Walking around just between my classes is my favorite part of my day. Greeting all the administrators (who) are out and about brightens my day, because it reminds me of the close community we have here at Windermere.
What is your motivation?
I am motivated by my friends, family and future. My friends and family are who I am always striving to make proud, and my future is something that I look forward to and want to be successful in.
What does it mean to you to be the SGA programming director?
Being the SGA programming director means a lot. I am responsible for the majority of the events put on by SGA, from large scale dances to spirit weeks and more. It is a ton of work to finalize all details, calls, purchases and more, but the success of our organization is very important to me. I love seeing what we can do for our community.
What is the most rewarding part of your position as SGA programming director?
The most rewarding part of being SGA programming director is getting to see the Windermere students. That’s the moment when I can sit back and see students enjoy the event or activity we put together for them. Despite crazy emails or deadlines, to see the school come together to just have fun and make a memory means so much.
Who is your favorite teacher at school? Why?
I have two favorite teachers. My psychology teacher — Ms. Hannigan — I’ve had since sophomore year who is so funny, kind and an amazing human. She is also so supportive, open and always rooting for my success. However, I’d probably get in trouble if I didn’t admit that tied for first place is my SGA adviser, Mr. Brengel. I’ve been with him since freshman year, and he has pushed and motivated me to do big things, (such as) apply for programming director and use those skills to run for district president.
When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was younger, I wanted to be a doctor, because my uncle is a surgeon and I always found it interesting. Now, I’m not so sure. I think being a dentist would be interesting or some type of management position. I do know that I never want a desk job.
What is your favorite book?
My favorite book is “The Princess Bride,” because it’s a book my grandma read to me and my sister when we were little.
What are your hobbies?
My hobbies are watching movies and being with friends.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
If I could have any superpower, I would be able to slow down time, because as I get older, I feel like everything is moving so fast and I just want to stay young.
If you could only listen to three bands or artists for the rest of your life, what would they be and why?
If I could only listen to three bands or artists for the rest of my life they would be Taylor Swift, SZA and Zach Bryan, because they are great artists that I can listen to at all times and when I’m in any mood.
What was your go-to lunch as an elementary student? Any favorite snacks or special treats you remember?
As an elementary student, my go-to lunch was a PB&J sandwich with carrots and fruit snacks. I really loved Fruit Roll-Ups and Rice Krispies Treats, but my mom would rarely pack them for me. It hasn’t changed much!
What is your favorite holiday and why?
My favorite holiday is Halloween, because it is also my birthday so it feels like a double holiday.
Who is your best friend at school and why?
I am surrounded by many great best friends, but specifically at school and in this position, Makenna Scott and Morgan Mayhew have been two of my closest friends (who) always support me. I am truly so lucky.