Print edition: Student government brings change

COLONIAL LIBRARY — This year in Student Government “we accomplished more than I could imagine,” said Ms. Kim Norman, the Student Government advisor.

“The 2015 Colonial School Government had to be one of the best,” she said. “I will definitely miss the fifth grade when they head off to middle school.”

Let’s here what some Colonial Student Government officers and representatives had to say about it.

“I think the biggest accomplishment this year has been Teacher Appreciation Week,” said Austin Kelly (5v), president of Student Government. “We put a lot of hard work into it, and it turned out amazingly well. I am proud of all of the speeches I have made in Student Government and trying to be president of Student Government.”

Kate Girolamo, a 5M Representative, agreed with the president. “The biggest accomplishment had to have been the Teacher Appreciation Week project. We worked so hard on it, especially because it went from simple ideas that we all came up with to the teachers’ being really happy. Student Government was fun in third grade, and I wanted to be a part of it again. Overall, Student Government was a great experience.”

“Everyone worked hard on the videos and posters because we wanted to be prepared for Teacher Appreciation Week, which was a really big accomplishment,” said James Findikyan, a class 5H representative. “My mom wanted me to be in Student Government, and I knew it would be a great opportunity for my last year in Colonial.”

Student Government worked on other projects.

“We raised so much money and saved a lot of lives for Pennies for Patients, so it had to have been our biggest accomplishment,” said Michael Korvyakov, a 4Ge class representative.

“Teacher Appreciation Week was a big hit, and so was Pennies For Patients,” said  Katie Bratone, a 4Ge class representative. “We took a long time to complete it, so I hope it turned out well. I just really wanted to try and be in Student Government for my first year.”