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The Spencer County Elementary School’s Student Council sponsor, Julie Wise, invited Kentucky State Representative Brad Montell and Taylorsville’s Mayor Don Pay to speak with the council regarding leadership, service and elections. They spoke with the council before the election process for council leaders for 2009-2010, began.
The students acquired necessary information to make informed decisions regarding elections for a president, vice-president and secretary.
Rep. Montell discussed leaders should have a vision for their school, their learning and their lives. Also, he communicated to students how having a positive attitude will greatly impact their learning, their school and their future. He discussed qualities leader’s display: being respectful, serving others, being trustworthy, praising those around you for making great choices, lending a helping hand, etc.
Mayor Pay told the council everyone is a team member stressing the importance of working together to accomplish a common goal.
Rep. Montell and Mayor Pay explained to the students how state and local governments work together to complete projects to protect, enhance and beautify communities, problem solving together as necessary.
Mayor Pay used the example of the recently completed phase of our city’s downtown beautification project and the city’s recent flooding, as a representation of teamwork.
Noah Dunning, a 3rd grader in Mrs. Thomas’ class said, “I learned it can be very hard work to run for mayor or state representative. I’m glad they came to talk to us. It’s helping me work harder in class.”