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Casting Votes
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Glenholme students excitedly cast their ballots for the new student council officers.
A Big Ballot Box Smile
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Students of Ms. Kimberly's class lined up for their turn to cast their ballots.
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The Glenholme Grizzly routed on the voting efforts through out the morning.
Washington, CT - >The benefits of Glenholme's student leadership programs are tremendous: through meaningful participation both in and beyond the classroom, students demonstrate their talents and interests, develop confidence in their abilities, and improve their advocacy, public speaking, teamwork, and decision making skills. This level of active involvement, rarely afforded to Glenholme students in their previous school placements, creates a greater sense of ownership and investment in the Glenholme program.

One such leadership program, the Glenholme Student Council, allows students to share their ideas, interests, and concerns with the school's administration, faculty, and parents. Through a variety of school-wide activities, the group also raises funds for campus projects and scholarships. Their recent contributions have had a positive impact across campus: in 2008, the Student Council gifted a bench to put outside the schoolhouse's Science Wing, and in 2009, they donated the Glenholme Grizzly mascot costume that regularly inspires school spirit at sporting venues and campus events. Last year, the Student Council held a contest to create a Glenholme flag and, this year, they plan to raise funds for a flag pole, so that this new source of school pride can be prominently displayed on campus.

The Student Council officer positions are vital to the success of the organization, and competition among this year's candidates was keen. Thirteen upperclassmen entered the race for six coveted positions including President, Vice President, Treasurer, Executive at Large, Secretary and Public Relations. The three weeks of campaigning concluded on Friday, October 21, when the student body watched the candidate speeches during the Friday morning Glenholme News report, cast their ballots for their favorite candidates, and waited for the tally to be announced. In their speeches, two candidates expressed their position well and ultimately prevailed in the race:

Amy, a candidate for Student Council Secretary said, “I will not make any promises that I cannot keep, but I will keep an open mind for endless possibilities.”

Vice Presidential candidate Matt noted, “I’m doing this to take reasonable ideas that bring positive change to our school, and put them into action.”

Congratulations to the 2011-2012 Glenholme Student Council officers. We look forward to another year of fun activities and positive changes!

The Glenholme School is a therapeutic boarding school for young people who are often considered fragile and complex, diagnosed with Asperger's, ADHD, PDD, OCD, Tourette's, depression, anxiety as well as learning differences. The program provides a treatment milieu designed to build competence socially and academically. Our learning environment supports and enhances the ability for young people with special needs to succeed. For more information about The Glenholme School and its program, visit http://www.theglenholmeschool.org/. Devereux Connecticut.
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The Glenholme School is accredited as an independent boarding school for children with special needs by The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, with diploma granting privileges. Glenholme is a member of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, licensed by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, and approved by the Connecticut Board of Education, New Jersey Department of Education, California Department of Education, and the New York State Education Department.The Glenholme School, 81 Sabbaday Lane, Washington, Connecticut 06793, phone: 860-868-7377, fax: 860-868-7894, email: info@theglenholmeschool.org

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