West School Holds Election in Conjunction with President’s Day

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In recognition of President's Day, the Long Beach Public Schools’ West School had an election of officers for their student ambassadors group. Twelve fifth-graders wrote speeches to discuss why they thought they would make qualified leaders and highlighted their skills, honesty and ideas for making West an even better learning environment.

After the campaigning and presenting took place on Feb. 11, third- through fifth-grade students cast their votes during lunch periods. It was a very close vote, with a tie between Drew D'Emic and Samantha Fales for President, while Chip Buehre was elected Vice President.

The ambassadors at West are students who volunteer their time to assist in classrooms as readers or helpers, act as greeters for building events and serve in other leadership roles. Through these opportunities, they learn how to be good citizens not only at school but also in the community.