Connolly Students Learn About the Democratic Process

Connolly Students Learn About the Democratic Process photo

Connolly students had an opportunity to vote when they took part in the school’s student council election, prior to Election Day.

Class representatives vying for the positions of president, vice president, treasurer, archivist and secretary delivered exuberant speeches to the student body. Each candidate explained why they would be the best choice to represent their school and discussed how they would make Connolly a better place. 

Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello and mayoral candidate Councilman Tim Tenke, along with Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Technology Dr. Michael Israel and Principal Julie Mullan were on hand for the assembly. 

Mrs. Mullan commended the candidates on their prepared speeches and the posters they created. She also explained to the student-audience how difficult it is to stand before a large group and speak, and encouraged them to vote for the right candidate.

“It is your job to listen to them on the issues and take notes,” Mullen advised. “This is not a popularity contest. I do not want you to vote for your friends; I want to you to vote for the best candidate.”

Congratulations to the following students:

President: Isabel Basil
Vice Presidents: Jayden Bernard and Colson Martone
Treasurer: Michael Renga
Archivist: Caroline DaSilva
Secretary: Alyssa Weingard