In the Fall of 1998, I had the privilege of serving as my daughter’s Campaign Manager in her quest to become the Student Council President – of her 4th Grade Class. Actually, truth be told, I appointed myself to the post! One of my “keepsakes” is the “Stump Speech” that, together with her radiant smile, acting talent and engaging personality, likely resulted in her landslide victory. I thought, given the campaign season, that it might be an opportune time to blow the dust off that speech – in the hope that it might inspire Messrs. Obama and Romney:
Hi! My name is Ashley Blackwell and I want to be YOUR Student Council President.
I’m CONFIDENT that I’ll be a GOOD PRESIDENT, because:
- I’m a HARD WORKER;
- I enjoy SERVING OTHER PEOPLE;
- I want to make Westminster THE BEST SCHOOL IT CAN BE; and
- I think I have some GOOD IDEAS.
First, I want to be a President for ALL STUDENTS, so the first thing I’m going to do if I’m elected is to create a “BRIGHT IDEA BOX,” where each of you can share your ideas on how to make Westminster a better school.
Second, I also dream of one day eating lunch in a SPACIOUS, AIR-CONDITIONED CAFETERIA! To do our part to make that dream come true, I want to help organize STUDENT FUNDRAISERS to raise money for a Cafeteria Building Fund.
Third, I want to make it easier for NEW STUDENTS to feel WELCOME at Westminster. If I’m elected President, I hope to organize a “BUDDY SYSTEM” that will help new students find their way around and hopefully make friends more quickly.
Finally, if I’m elected President, I promise to BRING AN END TO HOMEWORK!
Well, unfortunately, there are some things I just can’t do. BUT THERE ARE LOTS OF THINGS I CAN AND WILL DO IF YOU ELECT ME TO BE YOUR PRESIDENT!
I’m Ashley Blackwell and I would be HONORED to be YOUR Student Council President. I would APPRECIATE YOUR VOTE!!!