Lower Schoolers Rock the Vote
November 13, 2023
Lower schoolers rocked the vote this Election Day during this year’s Lower School Student Council Elections. Throughout the year, lower schoolers learn about democracy and the importance of the right to vote. The student government elections not only provide a real-world example of what students habe been discussing in the classroom, but also teach a larger lesson about global citizenship. “An important part of a well-rounded education also focuses on how to be an informed and active citizen.” started Fifth Grade Head Teacher Ms. Delaj when asked about the importance of this exercise, especially for younger students. “By creating our student council election process to closely mirror the campaign process found in the real world, and by discussing the importance of listening to a candidate's platform, becoming an informed voter, and then going to the polls, we gave all of our students the opportunity to have their voices heard.”
This year, 25 students in the fourth and fifth grades ran for various Lower School Student Council positions that would allow them to represent and advocate for their peers. Each candidate was tasked with writing and presenting a brief speech outlining their campaign promises to students in Grades 2-5. Afterwards, each student had a chance to vote, receiving an “I Voted” sticker to celebrate once their ballot was cast.
Great job to all of the candidates!