MONARCH — Students at Monarch Elementary School recently got to experience one aspect of what it is to be a citizen of the United States of America when they elected their representatives to the Student Council for the 2017-2018 school year.
In the United States of America, one way the American people have of expressing their views on the issues that concern them is by going to the polls to elect their representatives at the local, state, federal, and national levels. These elections are always preceded by campaigns in which candidates running for the offices on the ballot seek to convince the public to vote for them. On election day, voters go to the polls to cast their ballots with the winner being the candidate who — in a two-way race — receives a majority of the votes cast or — in a race involving more than two candidates — a plurality of the votes cast.
Once the election is over and the winner determined with the counting of the votes, the winner then takes office and serves for an allotted period of time or term, exercising the powers of that office during that time. As that term draws to an end, another election is held, at which time the voters have the option of returning the incumbent to office or electing someone else.
At Monarch Elementary School, students got to experience some of this process recently during the school’s 2017-2018 Student Council Election.
In a statement released last Friday, Monarch Elementary School announced the results of the Student Council Election. The press release points out that students running campaigned for the offices on the ballot including presenting speeches seeking the support of their fellow students. It states that following the campaign the election was held with students in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades voting for the candidates of their choice.
The following students were elected to the following Student Council Offices:
• President — Reagan Turner
• Vice President — Mason Cromer
• Secretary — Maggie Grace Lancaster
• Fifth Grade Representatives — Mason Greer, Skylar Sartor, Davis Rochester, Jamison Parks, Ben Fowler, Madyson Concard, Morgan Gilmore, Eva Jolly
• Fifth Grade Ambassadors — Cade Coker, Keylan Jeter, and Mekhi Young
• Fourth Grade Representatives — Libby Harden, Camora Crosby, Uari Lisbon, Kaliyah Shaw, Jack Kerr, Kimora Tucker
• Third Grade Representatives — Tanner Gibson, Hannah Cali Coker, Sophie Jolly, Bayla Morrow, Jamyri Rice, Tabitha Williams Nyla Hooker, Analeigh Hart
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.