LONGMEADOW – Since the beginning of October, the middle school students at Heritage Academy have been actively involved in studying and preparing for two elections. The first election was held on Thursday, Oct. 25th when the nominees from grades 6, 7, and 8 were elected to positions of leadership, serving as president and representatives on the student council of Heritage Academy.
These future leaders campaigned by creating posters, introducing themselves to their fellow students, and speaking with students at lunch, in classrooms and at recess. The campaigns ended on Thursday, Oct. 25th at a school wide assembly where each candidate gave a speech before students cast their votes for the student leaders of Heritage Academy.
In conjunction with the student council elections, the middle schoolers studied the presidential elections, as well as the importance of asserting their right to vote. After the student council election on Oct. 25th, these students visited and spoke with the younger students about President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney. They urged the children to vote and emphasized the importance of each and every person’s vote before a mock presidential election on Nov. 2nd, where popular vote elected Barack Obama to the presidency.