From candidate posters, politicking and campaign speeches to the amazing support that candidates gave each other during the entire process, the first student council at Blue Ridge is now in place.
Teacher Jeannie Davis said the school was full of excitement and anticipation about the assembly and their right to elect the council members.
"We have been learning in our civics class about the voting process, and that as a US citizen, this is our greatest privilege and responsibility - the right to vote for our local, state and federal leaders," she said.
Fifth grade candidates filled the hallways with their campaign posters and gave their speeches during an assembly one Friday. Election Day was the next Monday, and the elected council members were announced that afternoon. Anahi Guzman was elected president, Liliana Diaz as vice president, Yeray Ramirez as treasurer and Camila Gomez as secretary.
The council has begun meeting regularly and will work with the Dalton High School student council to learn how to conduct a meeting and what their role in the school should look like.
Pictured above from left to right:
Front Row - Melissa Mateo (2nd), Yarizeth Tercero (5th), Valeria Pena (3rd), Joel Sandoval (2nd)
Second Row - Mrs. Jeannie Davis, Luis Pascual (4th), Karen Tercero (5th), Liliana Diaz (5th, vice president), Mayte Martinez (3rd), Joel Ventura (2nd), Amy Cruz (2nd), Mrs. Janie Coleman
Third Row - Yeray Ramirez (5th, treasurer), Camila Vasquez (3rd), Anahi Guzman (5th, president), Jose Cervantes (4th), Leonardo Jarquin (2nd)
Back Row - Dr. Alan Martineaux, Blue Ridge principal, Nicole Santiago (4th), Kimberly Diaz (5th), Camila Gomez (5th, secretary), Mayra Villalobos (3rd), Alexander Avalos (4th), Dr. BethAnn Browning, Blue Ridge assistant principal
View the slideshow below to see the council members by grade level and a few photos from election day.