Casting Votes for the Middle School Election

This year, the MEAC-Centennial Conference announced that the middle school would be adding a student government program. Students in six homeroom classes were invited to run for office, and during a two-week campaigning period, students voted for the office of President and Vice President of the middle school.

The candidates running for President were required to be in 8th grade, while the 7th graders were eligible to run for Vice President. Candidates hung posters around the school outlining their positions on various school issues that affect the students. They also delivered a campaign speech at the afternoon assembly in front of the administration and approximately 150 students on Friday, October 5th. Eventually, the City Springs Middle School election took place. Congratulations to Dwight Guyton (pictured on the right), who ran unopposed and earned the title of Class President, and Reggie Branch (pictured on the left), who won 55% of the votes to become Vice President. Homeroom teachers will also appoint a representative from each homeroom class to assist and advise the President and Vice President. Student governments are important because they allow the students’ voices to be heard. Additionally, the voting process provides a chance for students to practice the habits of responsible citizenship as they educate themselves about candidates’ views and exercise their right to vote accordingly.