UNION, NJ - Connecticut Farms Elementary School held their 4th Annual Student Council Election Day on Monday, November 19. 

Each year, fourth-grade students are given the opportunity each year to run for President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. As part of the campaign process, students created posters that were hung up in school advertising their candidacy, and they wrote a speech that was read on Election Day to share their ideas with their fellow students.

Four students were elected officers and four runners-up were selected as representatives. The Connecticut Farms Student Council participates in many community service activities and fundraisers throughout the school year. In the past, they have facilitated service projects to benefit the Union Animal Shelter, the Union Police Department’s Santa in Blue program, Jump Rope for Heart, and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. They have held bake sales, pretzel sales, and sold candy grams to celebrate Kindness Month.

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Connecticut Farms School put part of their fundraising money toward purchasing a gift for all of the fourth graders, given out on the day of the Moving Up Ceremony in June.

“The fourth grade Student Council members serve as role models for all of the students in our school, and membership is viewed as a privilege and a great responsibility,” said Jennifer Parkhurst, School Counselor.  “It is our hope that our Student Council program inspires students to seek leadership opportunities long after they leave Connecticut Farms School.”