2018 Election Nominees

The following students were elected by their classmates as their school’s nominee in the 2018 Statewide Election for Connecticut’s Kid Governor®. We congratulate these students on crafting strong platforms around important community issues and encourage them to continue advocating for change in their communities.

Is your student working on their community issue? Share their work with us by emailing info@kidgovernor.org.


Nominee’s Name: Ashton Bip
Nominee’s Community Issue: Distracted Driving
Nominee’s School: Plymouth Center School, Plymouth


Nominee’s Name: Brady Ebner
Nominee’s Community Issue: Animal Rescue/Shelters
Nominee’s School: Monroe Elementary School, Monroe


Nominee’s Name: Cade Modon
Nominee’s Community Issue: Animal Adoption
Nominee’s School: Brownstone Intermediate School, Portland


Nominee’s Name: DeAnthony Grindle-Artruc
Nominee’s Community Issue: Well Rounded Education
Nominee’s School: Clover Street School, Windsor


Nominee’s Name: Gavin Potts
Nominee’s Community Issue: Animal Rights
Nominee’s School: Webster Hill School, West Hartford


Nominee’s Name: Isabella Sarofin-DiMauro
Nominee’s Community Issue: Littering
Nominee’s School: CREC Discovery Academy


Nominee’s Name: Josiah Bova
Nominee’s Community Issue: Life Skills Education
Nominee’s School: Gainfield Elementary School, Southbury


Nominee’s Name: Landon Alicea
Nominee’s Community Issue: Adopting Animals
Nominee’s School: Woodside Intermediate School, Cromwell


Nominee’s Name: Lanie McIlduff
Nominee’s Community Issue: Animal Abuse
Nominee’s School: Jack Jackter Intermediate School, Colchester


Nominee’s Name: Lilly Morgis
Nominee’s Community Issue: Pollution/Recycling
Nominee’s School: Union School, Union


Nominee’s Name: Madison Lionello
Nominee’s Community Issue: Homelessness in CT
Nominee’s School: Benjamin Franklin School, Meriden


Nominee’s Name: Makenzie Chasse
Nominee’s Community Issue: Childhood Obesity
Nominee’s School: Thomaston Center School, Thomaston


Nominee’s Name: Manny Perez
Nominee’s Community Issue: Bullying
Nominee’s School: John F. Kennedy Intermediate School, Windsor


Nominee’s Name: Margo Wiser
Nominee’s Community Issue: Helping Homeless Animals
Nominee’s School: Canton Intermediate School, Canton


Nominee’s Name: Melvin Soto
Nominee’s Community Issue: Smoking
Nominee’s School: CREC University of Hartford Magnet School, West Hartford


Nominee’s Name: Mylan Tran
Nominee’s Community Issue: Advocating for Children with Diabilities
Nominee’s School: Thomas Hooker Elementary School, Meriden


Nominee’s Name: Nadia Milewski
Nominee’s Community Issue: Eliminating/Reducing Homework
Nominee’s School: Bennet Academy, Manchester


Nominee’s Name: Nathan Florez
Nominee’s Community Issue: Bus Safety
Nominee’s School: John F. Kennedy Elementary School, Milford


Nominee’s Name: Olivia Nuccia
Nominee’s Community Issue: Exercise
Nominee’s School: Prudence Crandall School, Enfield


Nominee’s Name: Ryan Higgins
Nominee’s Community Issue: Preventing Child Abuse
Nominee’s School: Roger Sherman School, Meriden


Nominee’s Name: Sara Gilchrist
Nominee’s Community Issue: Inclusion in Schools
Nominee’s School: Long Meadow Elementary School, Middlebury


Nominee’s Name: Tatiana Guzman
Nominee’s Community Issue: Animal Abuse
Nominee’s School: Franklin Elementary School, Stratford