Upper School students campaigning for a Student Government office next year recently appealed to their peers for support as part of Parker’s annual Democrafest.
Each year, Upper School students interested in engaging in participatory democracy within the school’s Student Government campaign and compete for four elected cabinet positions and nearly 20 elected positions on various committees and councils. Democrafest provides a time and space for candidates to set up a table and “stump” for their strengths and ideas directly to their peers.
While this spring event usually takes place in the school’s courtyard, inclement weather shifted the event to the Kupcinet Gallery, Flora J. Cooke Alcove and administrative hallway. The change in venue did nothing to dampen the students’ energy, enthusiasm and spirit while campaigning, and the hallways were alive with the cacophony of democracy as students worked to convince their peers they would be a good fit for the position they desired.