Saturday, November 06, 2010

Kids Council

We are so proud of Miss Aubrey! Her class had "elections" last week for mayor of her class. It was optional to run for the office and Aubrey chose to run. She had to give a speech(which made her VERY nervous) but she did great and...won! She then had to compete against the other class' mayors to become the entire 3rd grade mayor. She came in second(still, wow Aubrey, so proud of you!) Because she made it that far, she was part of the Kids Council. She and a few other kids from her grade had the privilege to sit in the official City Council room as part of a mock council meeting with the mayor of the city- in front of her entire grade and lots of parents! I was able to attend and watch. It was so neat!

Here she is with the other Kids Council members and the Mayor
Here she is smiling when she saw I was there(before they called the Council up to the stand)

The Mayor handing her her award as she goes to take her seat up front

Giggling after she was seated. She got to sit right by the Mayor! She thought that was very cool.

A firefighter pleading his case to the Council. The meeting was concerning whether or not the city should put in a Fire Safety Town or give the police force more horses for our downtown mounted officers. Safety Town won:) Probably because the firefighter told them they would put a skatepark inside-lol. It was so funny the stuff the firefighter and the police officer were making up to get the kids to vote for them. The police officer even said he would give them Baskin Robbins icecream:)
Aubrey very deep in thought:) It was a tough choice...
I was a proud mama watching my girl up there. She had to ask the police officer a question into the microphone too:) She did so good! It was an awesome experience for the kids to be a part of. What a great way to learn about our local government.


Anonymous said...

Wow that's really cool-- she'll remember that forever. She looks so grown up sitting up there next to the Mayor.

Grammy Staffy said...

What a cool experience for Aubrey. No wonder you were proud of her. So am I.
Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. You mean a lot to me. I miss you too and lot forward to the time when we can get together again.
Hugs, Lura

Patty said...

What a wonderful memory she'll have of that day and what an honor to be picked out of so many children. She looks so mature sitting up there. Wow, she even got her name on her seat!


Way to go Aubrey! So proud that she ran for office and was part of the kids counsel. Good experience and opportunity for her to look back on!

Tara D. said...

How neat! You should be proud, Aubrey is awesome! I'm one proud aunt too. Way to go Aubrey, and I love that you had your very own name plate up there. Suh-weet!

Cindy said...

Wow, that is totally awesome! What a wonderful experience for all of you. She looks like a natural up there. And I LOVE her name listed on the desk. I didn't know she was from District 4. Did she ever meet Finnick???

Aubrey said...

It was so cool being up there!!!!! It felt really real!!!! LOVED IT!!!!

Cynthia said...

How cool was that Aubrey? You definitely look like you should be in that seat for a long time doing good for everyone. I wasn't there but just looking at the pictures and reading the blog I felt like I was there you are one awesome Mayor Elect or 2nd Chair of District 4 yup that's our oldest granddaughter. Great job.