2019 Election Nominees

The following students were elected by their classmates as their school’s nominee in the 2019 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 Name: Addison Scott
Nominee’s Community Issue: Animal Cruelty
Nominee’s School: Monroe Elementary School, Monroe

Nominee’s Name: Alexia Laffin
Nominee’s Community Issue: Animal Extinction 
Nominee’s School: O’Connell Elementary School, East Hartford

Nominee’s Name: Andrew Vongsouvanh
Nominee’s Community Issue: Climate Change
Nominee’s School: Long Meadow Elementary School, Middlebury

Nominee’s Name: Bodhi Bruce
Nominee’s Community Issue: Carbon Footprint of Public Schools
Nominee’s School: Thomas Hooker Elementary School, Meriden

Nominee’s Name: Brock Dauber-Katz
Nominee’s Community Issue: Littering 
Nominee’s School: Thomaston Center School, Thomaston

Nominee’s Name: Cassidy Torchon
Nominee’s Community Issue: Kindness/Bullying
Nominee’s School: Louis Toffolon Elementary School, Plainville

Nominee’s Name: Ephram Powers
Nominee’s Community Issue: Drug Abuse
Nominee’s School: Charles Wright Elementary School, Wethersfield

Nominee’s Name:  Gavin Tripler
Nominee’s Community Issue: Saving the Planet
Nominee’s School: Bennet Academy, Manchester

Nominee’s Name: James Cox
Nominee’s Community Issue: Hunger
Nominee’s School: Norton School, Cheshire

Nominee’s Name: Jayati Dubai
Nominee’s Community Issue: Fighting Depression
Nominee’s School: Ana Grace Academy of the Arts Elementary School, Avon

Nominee’s Name: Jazlyn Cuevas
Nominee’s Community Issue: Helping Homeless People
Nominee’s School: Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, Meriden

Nominee’s Name: Julie Kuczek
Nominee’s Community Issue: Bringing Joy to Children with Cancer
Nominee’s School: CREC Discovery Academy, Wethersfield

Nominee’s Name: Khamya Walker
Nominee’s Community Issue: Homelessness
Nominee’s School: E.B. Kennelly School, Hartford

Nominee’s Name: Kyla Porter
Nominee’s Community Issue: Clean Water
Nominee’s School: Brownstone Intermediate School, Portland

Nominee’s Name: Kylie Feliciano
Nominee’s Community Issue: School Lunch Options
Nominee’s School: Eli Whitney School, Enfield

Nominee’s Name: Ruby Theberge
Nominee’s Community Issue: Homelessness
Nominee’s School: Canton Intermediate School, Canton

Nominee’s Name: Sahith Ponnaganti
Nominee’s Community Issue: Rethink Your Food
Nominee’s School: John F. Kennedy Elementary School, Milford

Nominee’s Name: Sarah Henderson
Nominee’s Community Issue: Stop Smoking and Vaping 
Nominee’s School: Rotella Interdistrict Magnet School, Waterbury

Nominee’s Name: Shanae Saunders
Nominee’s Community Issue: Bullying
Nominee’s School: Franklin Elementary School, Stratford

Nominee’s Name: Sophia Vazquez
Nominee’s Community Issue: Animals in Shelters
Nominee’s School: Webster Hill School, West Hartford

Nominee’s Name: Stella Licurse
Nominee’s Community Issue: Ending Child Abuse
Nominee’s School: Woodside Intermediate School, Cromwell

Nominee’s Name: Sylvia Lin
Nominee’s Community Issue: Helping the Environment 
Nominee’s School: Hanmer Elementary School, Wethersfield