Wearing an Elf Costume Pays Off
> After dressing as an elf for two weeks, Peter Scelfo Äô15 won a freshman seat on the Student Assembly, drawing 819 votes in this weekÄôs election. Scelfo received 146 votes more than his nearest competitor and 436 more than last yearÄôs highest vote-getter.
So you ask, why an elf costume?
>ÄúI had never really thought of any particular campaigning strategies until [Sept. 7],Äù Scelfo said. ÄúThen, as I was writing my name in class, I realized for the first time that the word ÄòelfÄô was inside it. I guess thatÄôs when it all started.Äù
>ÄúDrunk people returning from Collegetown apparently really love elves,Äù Scelfo said. ÄúThere were three girls who started jumping up and down on Thurston Bridge when they saw me and ran all the way up to Balch for a picture. I was there until 3:45 in the morning.Äù
Asked if he was to have the same [working!] strategy next year in a different costume,he answered:
>ÄúPeople thought I was Robin Hood, Peter Pan and the Keebler Elf,Äù Scelfo said. ÄúWill I run off one of those next year? Probably.Äù
Maybe this will become a phenomena, we’ll keep our eyes opened!
Congratulations to Peter!