VIDEO: Ellie Mendez elected Kid Governor, the crowd goes wild

This is a screenshot of Ellie Mendez's campaign video, made by her with help from her MES teachers and classmates.

MONROE, CT — This short video captures Monroe Elementary School students’ reaction when one of their own, fifth-grader Ellie Mendez, was announced as Connecticut’s next Kid Governor during an assembly in the gym Tuesday morning.

Below it, other videos from the Connecticut Democracy Center, the nonprofit that runs the annual election, are posted, including the breaking news report announcing Ellie as the winner and a video she created promoting her platform to help students suffering from anxiety and depression.



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