A NEW junior mayor has been elected.
Cheltenham East Primary School grade six student Amelia Holko is Kingston Council’s junior mayor. She was chosen by her peers after a stirring speech in front of students and teachers from 28 local primary schools.
The mayor Steve Staikos said “this year students were asked to present on the topic: If you could create anything to help others, what would it be and why? Amelia and her team members Milana, Alex and Daniel did an outstanding job discussing the importance of community safety and invented the necklace safe to increase people’s personal safety.”
The junior mayor receives junior mayoral robes, chains, $500 for their school, and is invited to assist the mayor at some events.
The 2021-22 Kingston junior council is made up of Finn Parry, Nemo Thot, Allegra Kirk, Arthur Toovey, Lucy Kitchen, Lola Cowden, Zerelda Rai, Charlotte Conway, Scarlett Quin, Amelia Holko, and Grace O’Brien.