An Exceptional Student Government
Whittier Elementary was led this year by its first student body government, under the tutelage of Paulette Nemelka. Last year, students made posters and campaigned for different positions like President, Publicist, and Safety Patrol. Fifth-grade students then voted for whom they thought was the best qualified, and the students delivered.
The student government created monthly Spirit Assemblies, Attendance Recognition, Kindergarten Birthday Pencils, Character Traits videos for students to practice for the month, and safety in the hallways. They also did fund raisers with Popcorn Fridays and valentine’s hearts. The officers were professional, responsible, and dedicated to making Whittier a better school, and they succeeded.
Again, it is time for the outgoing government to move on to seventh grade, but another group of great leaders are ready to be elected. Thank you students for being great leaders and showing us that the future is in good hands with all of you at the helm.
Author: Tony Madsen, Whittier Elementary School