“All of my friends think I’m weird because I enjoy watching political shows. I think they are weird because they don’t. My favorite stories my daddy tells me are of the days when he was involved in his student government in high school and college. I love hearing about all of the changes they made, big stuff and small stuff.
All of the other kids in my neighborhood and I came up with our own country. We named it Manchoia because our subdivision is The Estates at Manchester Hill. Then we decided that we needed to create a government so that there was some order and we could get things done. We named the positions, and we had an election. Our parents tallied the votes so it was fair. I ran for President unopposed. We had so much fun doing this.
Then I thought, ‘what if we did this at my school?’ I got together a group of kids in my class and we made our plan. We took the plan to my favorite teacher, and she helped us form the first Student Council at the middle school. We ran for our positions, campaigned with posters, and they announced the winners on the TV announcements at the end of the day. It was so awesome.”