Fairgrieve Elementary School held its own elections recently selecting representatives from each class to serve on the school’s inaugural student council.
Student council representatives from each class in grades 3-6 were elected at Fairgrieve Elementary. The students and their class representation are pictured here. In front, left to right are: Miah Johnson (Nagelschmidt); Lilly Cunningham (Earl); Kamila Miranda (Sherman); Rosalind Taylor (Merry); Kiara Pittman (Warner); and Konnor Moody (Sheldon). In back, left to right are: Caleb Crandall (Pelcher); Olivia Cunningham (Phillips); Abby Hinman (Brown); Emma Weaver (Bush); Lexi Patterson (Mercer); and Caitlin Warne (Terpening).
Students applied for the privilege to run for office, stating why they thought they would be a good class representative and then created campaign posters to aid in their election.
Ballots were made up of the eligible candidates and students in grades three to six voted for three representatives by grade level, one from each grade’s classroom.
The successful candidates were announced on Election Day and the first meeting was held the following day (November 5).
The group’s advisers are Ariana Suhr, Fairgrieve’s School-Home liaison, and Colleen Kehoe Warner, fourth grade teacher at the school.
Student representatives broke into small groups to discuss important issues that the student council hopes to work on during the school year. The newly formed council met for the first time at Fairgrieve Elementary following the recent election.