First, to even get accepted as a candidate, I had to write an essay on what I would do for the school as President. I put a lot of thought into this, and I decided on a couple of things as my campaign promises. Here's my essay I wrote to run as a candidate:
My Presidential Candidate Statement
By Zoe Benham
Fellow Canterbury students:
If I were voted president, I would aim to make Canterbury a better place. One of my biggest interests would be to change the bullying situation that has started here in our school. Even if it's a little bullying problem, I want everyone to know it's okay to tell a teacher or adult. I also want to emphasize the importance of telling a teacher or adult about witnessing bullying. This is a problem everywhere and I think we should stop it here and now at Canterbury. We should stop the bullying before it starts.
My next interest would be to involve everyone in charity service. Many of my classmates and I have been introduced to a math program called Think Through Math,here you go through lessons and do math tests. During these lessons and tests you earn points and are ranked top 20 in class, school, and state. With these points you can make an avatar or donate to a charity. I think that we should take advantage of this ability to donate. If you vote for me to be your next school president, I promise to push for a fund raising program in which the class that raises the most money will get a pizza party or popcorn and pickle with a movie during class. After a lot of studying the math website and a few calls to their help desk, I have found how we can calculate the money donated so this would be a fair contest. I want Canterbury to be involved in helping those in need.
I hope you will consider my campaigning platforms, in which I fully support a “No Bullying Program” and a “Charity Service Contest”. Please, cast your vote for Zoe Benham for President.
After I wrote this, I made some posters to put up around the school to remind people I was running for President and encourage them to vote for me. I was excited because earlier, my mommy and I bought some really pretty things to put on them that made my posters pop! Then we made some flyers, a piece of paper with my name and picture on it, to hand out to people. My daddy came up with the idea to put a optical allusion on them to make them appear to be moving and make them unique in the hope people would keep them and show them to their friends. And last, but not least, we made some cute stickers that everyone wanted.
Though there is a lot of tough competition, I'm keeping my fingers crossed and hoping for the best. I know I tried my best and that's what counts. Wish me luck! Bye!