2017 Election Nominees

The following students were chosen by their classmates as their school’s nominee in the 2017 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.

Nominee’s Name: Aliana Rosa
Nominee’s Community Issue: Supporting Non-Kill Shelters
Nominee’s School: Highland Park Elementary School, Manchester

Nominee’s Name: Christopher Dubay-DeLaura
Nominee’s Community Issue: Cyber Bullying
Nominee’s School: Bowers Elementary School, Manchester

Nominee’s Name: Clara Fisher
Nominee’s Community Issue: Literacy
Nominee’s School: Nathan Hale Elementary School, Meriden

Nominee’s Name: David Garcia
Nominee’s Community Issue: Pollution 
Nominee’s School: Franklin Elementary School, Stratford

Nominee’s Name: Diamond Ellis
Nominee’s Community Issue: Littering 
Nominee’s School: WISH Museum School, Hartford

Nominee’s Name: Ella Garbarsky
Nominee’s Community Issue: Exercise 
Nominee’s School: Thomas Hooker Elementary School, Meriden

Nominee’s Name: Holden Wright
Nominee’s Community Issue: Homelessness
Nominee’s School: CREC Ana Grace Academy of the Arts, Avon

Nominee’s Community Issue: Jacie Carrero
Nominee’s Community Issue: Homelessness
Nominee’s School: John Barry Elementary School, Meriden

Nominee’s Name: Jasmine Brown
Nominee’s Community Issue: Kid/Teen Smoking Prevention 
Nominee’s School: John F. Kennedy Elementary School, Windsor

Nominee’s Name: Jaya Pichay
Nominee’s Community Issue: Littering 
Nominee’s School: Pleasant Valley Elementary School, South Windsor

Nominee’s Name: Jaylen Alcime
Nominee’s Community Issue: School Lunches
Nominee’s School: Prudence Crandall Elementary School, Enfield

Nominee’s Name: Jennifer Dawson
Nominee’s Community Issue: Bullying Prevention
Nominee’s School: Wolfpit School, Norwalk

Nominee’s Name: Kailani Galan
Nominee’s Community Issue: Drug Awareness
Nominee’s School: Waddell Elementary School, Manchester

Nominee’s Name: Keegan Covello
Nominee’s Community Issue: Distracted Driving
Nominee’s School: Woodstock Middle School, Woodstock

Nominee’s Name: Laura Rochedieu
Nominee’s Community Issue: Eradicating Homelessness
Nominee’s School: Charles Wright Elementary School, Wethersfield

Nominee’s Name: Manuel Ramirez
Nominee’s Community Issue: Help Fight Hunger
Nominee’s School: Roger Sherman Elementary School, Meriden

Nominee’s Name: Mariah Parker
Nominee’s Community Issue: Helping Students
Nominee’s School: Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, Meriden

Nominee Name: Nathalia Bonilla
Nominee’s Community Issue: Helping Animal Shelters
Nominee’s School: Casimir Pulaski Elementary School, Meriden

Nominee’s Name: Nathanial Valiente
Nominee’s Community Issue: Bullying
Nominee’s School: Kennelly School, Hartford

Nominee’s Name: Navaeh Nieves
Nominee’s Community Issue: Anti-Bullying
Nominee’s School: Martin Elementary School, Manchester

Nominee’s Name: Olivia Aiken
Nominee’s Community Issue: Helping the Less Fortunate
Nominee’s School: Washington Elementary School, Manchester

Nominee’s Name: Olivia Pisacane
Nominee’s Community Issue: Smoking Awareness
Nominee’s School: John F. Kennedy Elementary School, Milford

Nominee’s Name: Shane Esposito 
Nominee’s Community Issue: Climate Change
Nominee’s School: Totoket Valley Elementary School

Nominee’s Name: Soleil Burrier
Nominee’s Community Issue: Diversity 
Nominee’s School: Dr. Thomas S. O’Connell Elementary School, East Hartford