Feb. 5 was Westwood Elementary Day in Friendswood after students participated in the city council meeting Feb. 4. Each student represented a position that sits at the dais, including mayor, city staff and council members.

Students take over the dais at council meeting

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Feb. 5 was Westwood Elementary Day in Friendswood after students participated in the city council meeting Feb. 4. Each student represented a position that sits at the dais, including mayor, city staff and council members.

Feb. 5 was Westwood Elementary Day in Friendswood after students participated in the city council meeting Feb. 4. Each student represented a position that sits at the dais, including mayor, city staff and council members.

By KAROLYN GEPHART

Students take over the dais for the third time in Friendswood at a city council meeting Feb. 4.

This time they were students from Westwood Elementary in Friendswood ISD.

Previous to this meeting, students from both Cline Elementary in FISD and Wedgewood Elementary in Clear Creek ISD were given the same opportunity.

The students were shadowing the mayor, city staff and council positions that sit there. While in their temporary positions, they were able to discuss their elementary and why it should be proclaimed a special day in the city.

They considered the resolution and voted unanimously to make Feb. 5, Westwood Elementary Day in Friendswood. A reception followed for the students. Friendswood Council made the resolution official by voting unanimously for it.

Students and their positions included Mayor Tinsley Leitner, City Manager Lara Malkani, City Secretary Evelyn Nelson, City Attorney Joseph Ford, along with Council members Adeline Livesay, Sarah Falzon, Hunter Brinkman, Ryan Goebel, Corley Padgett, and Madeline Schmid.

The mock governance simulation was held to show the students government in action.

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