Friday, June 8, 2012

A Classy Presidential Campaign


My name is Lara and I don't want to be president and as such have never run for office of anything.

Glen, however, is a little more ambitious than me.   Not only have I heard it on good authority that Glen's prestigious political resume may have put him on Mitt's short list for VP,  but there aren't too many people who can boast that they're married to someone who's been high school DECA president, vice president of his high school's FBLA chapter(future business leaders of America), AND a VP of a college accounting honor society.  

With Glen setting such a high standard with his political prowess, it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise that a couple of our kids have also harbored political ambitions from a young age.   Cami ran for student council VP a few years ago, but alas did not win.  Then a year later she ran a successful bid for SCA president, during which we called her "Madame President".

Then a couple of weeks ago Emma decided that she too would like to try for a run at SCA president.  She filled out all the paperwork and was thrilled when she found out that she'd made it through the teacher chosen preliminary round and would officially be on the ballot. 

In preparation for her campaign, she enthusiastically read and reread the blogposts about Cami's campaign, then went to work designing her poster:

and writing and memorizing her speech which she beautifully presented this morning: 

Four score and seven days ago I had a dream that I, Emma, would ask not what our school  could do for me, but what I could do for our school.   To be?  Or not to be?  I am Emma and I would like to be your SCA president next year. I will start off by telling you a little bit about me. I like to read, write, look up quotes, run, and swim. I would make a good president, because I am kind to everyone, I try and do my best in everything I do, and I have good leadership skills. I work well with others, so that will make me a good representative to work with teachers and students of all ages.

I have some ideas for fun new spirit days for next school year and I will always be open to any suggestions you have. Voting for Emma Goold will be one small step for you and one giant step for our school!   May the force be with you and GO FOR THE GOLD WITH GOOLD!


She was running against a good friend, a fact which at first worried us.  But after she told us about the deal they made that each of them would vote for the other, our worries were laid to rest.  

She did not end up winning the election, but she showed great class in her loss and was genuinely happy for her friend that won.  We couldn't be prouder of the enthusiasm, hard work, and positive attitude she displayed.   

       Way to go Emma! 

PS  Let it be known that Emma is an avid reader of this blog and frequently checks for comments whenever she is the subject of a post. hint, hint.   :)

15 comments:

Daddy said...

You did absolutely awesome, Emma. We are very proud of how dedicated you were to running your campaign the right way, with class and enthusiasm. You did great!!!

Lillian Sun Tadlock said...

Wow! So cool, Emma!

K said...

Emma-You did awesome! I love your poster and your speech. I am quite proud that you are my name sake! So excited to see you next week!

Matthew K said...

Emma,
The way you ran your campaign is a model of how a campaign should be run. You are awesome.

Jana said...

I loved the poster and the speech! I would've never been able to write a cool speech like that. Way to go! Make sure you run again, some of the best presidents didn't win the first time around!

Charlene said...

Loved your speech!! I would have voted for you!! You rock!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Emma, Will always talks about how fair and kind you are. Those things will take you far. I think you ran an excellent and classy campaign.

Alice Kim (Will Kim's mom)

Karey said...

Way to go, Emma! I'm so proud of your courage in running, and the kind and gracious attitude you had! You're the best!

Aunt Karey

Katie said...

Wow! What a great poster, and an awesome speech! I have a feeling Emma is going to be famous someday!

Candice.kulbeth@gmail.com said...

Emma, Joshua and Claire were very excited that you ran. I heard all about your speech and posters, both of which were described as 'awesome.' Thanks for being a great example!

Anonymous said...

Emma, you are a winner in our book for trying. How many kids only dream of such things but are afraid because they do not want to speak in front of a large group or are afraid they will not win. It takes courage to put yourself in that position. I'm sure mom or dad could help you find all Abe Lincoln went through before he became president. Every time you get out of your comfort zone you grow. You are a great example to your friends and family. We are proud of you for your efforts and know with your can do attitude you will continue to challenge yourself and learn from each new experience. Love from former HT's

Anonymous said...

Emma, you are a winner in our book for trying. How many kids only dream of such things but are afraid because they do not want to speak in front of a large group or are afraid they will not win. It takes courage to put yourself in that position. I'm sure mom or dad could help you find all Abe Lincoln went through before he became president. Every time you get out of your comfort zone you grow. You are a great example to your friends and family. We are proud of you for your efforts and know with your can do attitude you will continue to challenge yourself and learn from each new experience. Love from former HT's

Amanda said...

Hi Emma,
I am so proud of you. Your poster, speech, and campaign were run beautifully. I am so excited about the belief you have in yourself. You are awesome! Keep up the great spirit and positive attitude.
Love, Mrs. Arman

melissa said...

That's awesome how courageous your kids are! Very impressive!!

~melissa

JP said...

Emma sounds like a real class act! I love the poster!

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