Connecticut's Kid Governor® 2017 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! 

Candidate’s Name: Aliana Rosa
Candidate’s Community Issue: Supporting Non-Kill Shelters
Candidate’s School: Highland Park Elementary School (Manchester)

Candidate’s Name: Clara Fisher 
Candidate’s Community Issue: Literacy
Candidate’s School: Nathan Hale Elementary School (Meriden)

Candidate’s Name: Diamond Ellis 
Candidate’s Community Issue: Littering
Candidate’s School: Wish Museum School (Hartford)

Candidate’s Name: Holden Wright
Candidate’s Community Issue: Homelessness
Candidate’s School: Ana Grace Academy of the Arts (Avon)

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

Candidate’s Name: Jaylen Alcime 
Candidate’s Community Issue: School Lunches
Candidate’s School: Prudence Crandall Elementary School (Enfield)

Candidate’s Name: Kailani Galan 
Candidate’s Community Issue: Drug Awareness
Candidate’s School: Waddell Elementary School (Manchester)

Candidate’s Name: Laura Rochedieu 
Candidate’s Community Issue: Eradicating Homelessness
Candidate’s School: Charles Wright Elementary School (Wethersfield)

Candidate’s Name: Mariah Parker 
Candidate’s Community Issue: Helping Students
Candidate’s School: Benjamin Franklin Elementary School (Meriden)

Candidate’s Name: Nathanial Valiente 
Candidate’s Community Issue: Bullying
Candidate’s School: Kennelly Elementary School (Hartford)

Candidate’s Name: Olivia Aiken
Candidate’s Community Issue: Helping the Less Fortunate
Candidate’s School: Washington Elementary School (Manchester)

Candidate’s Name: Shane Esposito 
Candidate’s Community Issue: Climate Change
Candidate’s School: Totoket Valley Elementary School (North Branford)

Candidate’s Name: Christopher Dubay-DeLaura 
Candidate’s Community Issue: Cyberbullying
Candidate’s School: Bowers Elementary (Manchester)

Candidate’s Name: David Garcia 
Candidate’s Community Issue: Pollution
 Candidate’s School: Franklin Elementary School (Stratford)

Candidate’s Name: Ella Garbarsky
Candidate’s Community Issue: Exercise
Candidate’s School: Thomas Hooker Elementary School (Meriden)

Candidate’s Name: Jacie Carrero 
Candidate’s Community Issue: Homelessness
Candidate’s School: John Barry Elementary School (Meriden)

Candidate’s Name: Jaya Pichay
Candidate’s Community Issue: Littering
Candidate’s School: Pleasant Valley Elementary School South Windsor)

Candidate’s Name: Jennifer Dawson 
Candidate’s Community Issue: Bullying Prevention
Candidate’s School: Wolfpit School (Norwalk)

Candidate’s Name: Keegan Covello 
Candidate’s Community Issue: Distracted Driving
Candidate’s School: Woodstock Middle School (Woodstock)

Candidate’s Name: Manuel Ramirez 
Candidate’s Community Issue: Help Fight Hunger
Candidate’s School: Roger Sherman Elementary School (Meriden)

Candidate’s Name: Nathalia Bonilla 
Candidate’s Community Issue: Helping Animal Shelters
Candidate’s School: Casimir Pulaski Elementary School (Meriden)

Candidate’s Name: Nevaeh Nieves
Candidate’s Community Issue: Anti-Bullying
Candidate’s School: Martin Elementary School (Manchester)

Candidate’s Name: Olivia Pisacane
Candidate’s Community Issue: Smoking Awareness
Candidate’s School: John F. Kennedy Elementary School (Milford)

Candidate’s Name: Soleil Burrier
Candidate’s Community Issue: Diversity
Candidate’s School: Dr. Thomas S. O'Connell Elementary School (East Hartford)