DURHAM — Oyster River Middle School student Noah Sanders was sworn in as a member of the 2024 New Hampshire Children’s Executive Council.
On Tuesday, January 9, Sanders and his family attended the 2024 NH Kid Governor inauguration ceremony at the State House in Concord.
This year, more than 2,000 fifth graders participated in the NH Kid Governor Programwhich teaches students civics and democracy and encourages participation as global citizens.
Twenty students were nominated by their schools to be considered as candidates, with Sanders chosen as one of the eight finalists. Other 2024 platforms have focused on issues such as increasing classroom funding, child hunger, animal abuse, littering, kindness and inclusion, and mental health.
Sanders’ platform focused on reducing homelessness. In his campaign videohe outlined a three-point plan of creating pantry collection areas in every school, raising money to purchase toiletries and other necessities, and speaking out in schools of New Hampshire to encourage the development of local action plans.
“This program truly engages students in the democratic process,” Pelletier said. “This is civics at its best and allows fifth graders to feel like they have a say in what matters in our communities.”
This article was originally published on the Portsmouth Herald: Noah Sanders of Oyster River is executive advisor to NH Kid 2024