Charlotte Cotti from Pollard School is the New Hampshire Kid Governor 2022!
Kid Governor is a national award-winning civics program for 5th graders led by the New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education (NH Civics) and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College (NHIOP) and created by The Connecticut Democracy Center. I have been leading this program at Pollard School for the past four years. We have always had our candidates place in the top 7 but this year our 5th grader, Charlotte Cotti, is the overall state winner!
This ground-breaking approach to civics education immerses students in learning about state government, elections and voting, and civic participation through a real-life election for their state’s Kid Governor.
Timed to coincide with Election Day in November, NHKG is an annual program that offers schools the opportunity to enter one student candidate into a statewide election that other 5th graders vote in. Classes can vote in the election, nominate a classmate to run for office, or both!