La-la-last year I ran for Vice President of the seventh grade. I campaigned hard (not really). I made super-cool posters (not really). I did campaign-y things.
There were two boys running too: one was really popular and the other was really diplomatic and smart. I was pretty sure the diplomatic kid was going to be my real competition, but I was wrong.
On a election day DK (diplomatic kid) read his speech from typed, unwrinkled paper smoothly and professionally. He was good. Then PK (popular kid) read his speech from ripped notebook paper while laughing and joking around. I was confident he was not going to be elected.
I read mine with my friends shooting me supportive smiles every time I looked up from my paper. I returned to my seat with amid applause. Then voting began.
Our teachers had announced a tie. I was pretty sure PK was not in it, but he was!! DK was voted out first.
Then voting to break the tie began. When it was announced I won I breathed a sigh of relief and smiled sportsman-like at my former competitors but I was still shocked (and angry!!) that PK won over DK, because DK would have been a MUCH better VP than PK and I KNOW the whole grade knows that.
I worry that I only got elected because I'm kind of popular. Not like cooly-cool Abercrombie and Juicy Sweats popular but I'm friends with everybody at my school. But are school elections really just a popularity contest?? I ran because I wanted to help make the school better. Is that everybody else's goal too? What do you guys think?