Inauguration Day 2022

On Friday, January 21, 2022, Connecticut’s Kid Governor Makhi Ettienne-Modeste and his Cabinet were officially sworn into office at Inauguration Day 2022! Connecticut 5th graders, teachers, and community members watched live online to observe the transition of power between 2021 Kid Governor Reese Naughton and 2022 Kid Governor Makhi.

The celebration included a formal inauguration ceremony, news conference with Kid Governor Makhi and his Cabinet, and a conversation with elected officials from the three branches of state government. Special guests included: WTNH News 8’s Keith Kountz (emcee), Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz, Attorney General William Tong, Deputy Secretary of the State Scott Bates, Deputy Commissioner of Education Desi Nesmith, State Representative Jane Garibay, State Representative Tami Zawistowski, Supreme Court Justice Steven Ecker, and retired Supreme Court Justice Dennis Eveleigh.

Watch the recording of Inauguration Day below or on YouTube!

Inauguration Day 2022 Schedule

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Past Kid Governors Taking Their Oaths of Office

Elena Tipton

Jessica Brocksom

Megan Kasperowski

Ella Briggs

Myra Stanfield

Reese Naughton