In May, at the end of the school year, Kacy decided to run for Student Body President. She didn't even tell me she threw her name in the hat! The school secretary told me about it!
So of COURSE I was like, "What's your plan?" And, "WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME?"
As a 5th grader, I had a feeling she wouldn't win and knew it would be a good learning experience for her. We made her buttons, and she wanted to pass out cookies. I helped her write a speech, and she used the letters of her name to deliver her message. She also used balloons. She got that idea from her cousin Spencer. It helps keep the students' attention when you pop balloons on stage.
This was her flyer:
These are the things we had talked about together and that she wanted to change.
I have first hand reports from 3 teachers and admin that she totally campaign like I told her to. She passed out the packages, introduced herself to the kids in the older grades, and she recruited others to do the same.
She lost to a 7th grader (soon to be 8th) by a few votes. I don't know the exact number, but apparently it was really, really close. The closest race the school has ever seen.
So, Kacy got to be a student body "Member at Large," and she was really excited because that meant she was still on the Student Council, but she didn't have to be in charge. She looked at it like an opportunity to learn the ropes and prepare for next year.
Turns out the Treasurer moved out of town, so guess who took his spot? Kacy! She gets to work with the secretary to keep track of the budget, and she is super excited to go to some Leadership Conference soon. Her best friend is the Secretary, so she is really having a good time.
Will said it was good that she was the Treasurer because you need someone trustworthy and honest to handle the money.
Jessie said when she gets to middle school, she wants to be the treasurer so she can steal all the money.
Don't vote for Jessie.