2018 Kid Governor’s Cabinet

The Kid Governor’s® Cabinet consists of the Kid Governor and the six final candidates who counsel and advise the Kid Governor throughout his or her term. The Cabinet meets periodically in the Kid Governor’s Office during the Kid Governor’s term in office. The Cabinet uses these meetings to discuss how they can support the Kid Governor’s campaign initiatives in their own communities and raise awareness for the Kid Governor’s platform across the state.

Cabinet members also contribute posts to the Kid Governor’s blog– click here to read more on Megan’s blog, Stronger Than Cancer: Lifting Spirits & Changing Lives. 

Meet the 2018 Connecticut’s Kid Governor Cabinet

A’aliyah Grimes
School: Clover Street School
Town: Windsor
Community Issue: Bullying
“I am 10 years old and a 5th grader at Clover Street School in Windsor, CT. I am a cheerleader for the Windsor Giants. I love to roller skate and ski. I have my own slime business where I make all different types of slime. I am a true born leader. I love to fight for what I believe in and what is right. I have been involved in programs such as Girls on the Run, where we develop our own community service project, and we tackled issues such as bullying.”
Watch A’aliyah’s campaign video here.

Dillon Rozich
School: Woodside Intermediate School
Town: Cromwell
Community Issue: Bullying
“My name is Dillon and I attend Woodside Intermediate School where I am in 5th grade. Some of my leadership experiences include that I am a captain of my football team, I was a representative for student counsel for my fourth grade class, I was also the captain for my fourth grade kickball team. Some of my leadership qualities are that I am honest, organized, hardworking, and responsible.”
Watch Dillon’s campaign video here

Gwyn Romanzi
School: Thomaston Center School
Town: Thomaston
Community Issue: Child Poverty
“My name is Gwyn and I am a fifth grader at Thomaston Center School. I live in Thomaston and I have an older brother named Logan. I love to paint and am very creative. I also play soccer. I like to play the ukulele and have taught myself six songs. My leadership qualities are that I am persuasive and I never give up on what I believe in. I will always fight for what is right.”
Watch Gwyn’s campaign video here. 
Read Gwyn’s blog post here. 

Liliana Vera
School: Plantsville Elementary School
Town: Southington
Community Issue: Making the Elderly Feel Valued
“My name is Liliana and I am a 5th grader at Plantsville Elementary School. I live in Southington, Connecticut with my mother, father, and younger brother, Lucas. I enjoy being involved in many activities, such as soccer, Drama Club, Girl Scouts, Chamber Singers, and Ski Club. I continute to develop my leadership skills through these activities, as well as through STEPS and Safety Patrol. I am committed, passionate, very organized, and have good time management.
Watch Liliana’s campaign video here. 
Read Liliana’s blog post here.

Madison Baker
School: CREC Discovery Academy
Town: Enfield
Community Issue: Kindness
My name is Madison and I am a 5th grader at CREC Discovery Academy. I live in Enfield, CT.  I have 1 dog named Oakley, 2 cats, and a turtle named Myrtle.  I love to do gymnastics and cheerleading.  My leadership qualities are that I am responsible, kind, and determined.
Watch Madison’s campaign video here.

Nathan Goldschmidt
School: CREC University of Hartford Magnet School
Town: West Hartford
Community Issue: Eliminating Styrofoam Trays
My name is Nathan and I am a 5th grader at the University of Hartford Magnet School.  I live in West Hartford, CT and have a sister named Rachel who is 13. I love her very much.  I have a dog, her name is Rosy and she is 11.  I enjoy skiing and lacrosse, and I also love school.  I have been to 5 countries this year including Israel, Martinique, Canada, Iceland, and England.  My leadership qualities are that I am responsible, helpful and respectful.
Watch Nathan’s campaign video here.