Is it a nation wide thing in Japan that student council/club/etc president's are a year below the president?
...there weren't any other second years than the dude that became the president, that's why they chose a first year.
Pay some attention, anon-kun.
It's the only screenshot I had on hand but I see this everywhere with year 11s being vice president's and what not.
Why aren't vice presidents from the same and last year?
Because they're grooming the VPs to take their spot when they leave.