|Ahmed Tahir will serve as HSF President for 2015-16 (Photo via Craig Bagol)|
He was sweating. Three months of campaigning, shaking hands and posting posters around the school. The polls were closed. Matters were out of his hands.
“I was so nervous,” said Tahir, a 23-year-old who served as vice-president of student life at North campus for the past year. “I remember the room was quiet, everyone was smiling and telling each other they ran a great campaign, but you could definitely feel the tension. My stomach was churning.”
Then the results were in. And with 34.6 per cent of the vote, Tahir won. In his first act as president-elect, he called his mother.
“Immediately after that, I turned my phone off,” Tahir said. “I knew everyone would call or text me once the news broke, and I just wanted to unwind.”
That night, he went for a steak dinner with friends to celebrate the results.
“It was the juiciest steak I ever had. I think I asked for medium.”