Students at Adelle Turner Elementary School are being prepared to lead. Twenty-four of them told an auditorium of classmates just how ready they are as each candidate for Student Council office stepped up to the lectern Wednesday morning. Teachers and parents watched, beaming with pride -- together.
On yesterday I was honored to give the Charge to the Candidates, who eagerly accepted and proclaimed, "I am a great leader in my school. I will always follow the Golden Rule."
They are public servants in training. These young leaders showed respect and listened attentively to each other. It was a great exercise in democracy for our students.
Hats off to our students and the team of teachers working with the Student Council.