April Blog

Hi guys! Sorry I am a little late on this one…

April was so great!!

If you remember, when I last wrote the Pet Toy Club had started, and it was so fun! We made a lot of toys and colored posters to promote our popcorn sale to raise money for the Humane Society. By the time Pet Toy Club was over, we had created a couple hundred toys, colored a bunch of posters, and our popcorn sale raised $322!! The Humane Society was so excited to receive our donations. I think it is safe to say we all had a great time. I really appreciated all the help from our Sunset Heights teachers and kids who volunteered.

Next, I went on tour to visit 4th graders at some of the elementary schools in my city of Nashua, NH to tell the kids about the Kid Governor Program and, (hopefully), get them interested in participating next year. We went to Broad St, Main Dunstable, Charlotte Ave, and Birch Hill Elementary Schools. What great audiences they were! The cooperation from all the students was amazing and I had an a…

March Blog

March was awesome!

I was honored by the mayor at City Hall and received my very own next right outside the mayor's office!

Boy, was I nervous! I stood up in front of the mayor and all the aldermen to receive a special commendation. The aldermen gifted me a special pin for my sash! It is a silver ribbon pin with a paw print, it stands for animal cruelty prevention. I placed it next to my state seal from Valerie Sununu. There was a reporter there form the Nashua Telegraph, I am getting used to doing interviews now. One of my favorite parts was meeting a fan, Jana, she was so excited to learn first hand about the NH Kid Governor program.

Next, I was invited to the Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm's College! I had a  great time! I made dog toys with all the student ambassadors, went on a crazy scavenger hunt and ate pizza! Oh… and, I gave my presentation on the N.H. Kid Governor Program. It was so cool! There were these 2 enormous screens behind me, and I got to control the s…

February Blog

We’re off to a great start. Where to begin? So much has happened!

I did my first radio and television interviews. Both were fun, but my favorite was the television interview. There was so much cool equipment. I couldn’t WAIT to see how it all worked!
First, that chalk board behind us… it wasn’t even really THERE! It was all just… green! Green walls all around us! Nothing but green. You could put anything you could IMAGINE on the green screens! I might have chosen the beach, but I guess a chalk board is more formal. 
I have also received letters from Connecticut's' Kid Governor Ella and PETA Kids. I am so grateful for all the support I have received, together we can all make a huge difference. 
My family and I wanted to support my Executive Councilor Evelyn’s platform, so we volunteered at End 68 Hours of Hunger. It is a great organization and the volunteers work really hard. I thought it was cool that there were quite a few other kids volunteering as well. 
At End 68 Hours of …

Kid Governor Lola's Inauguration

On January 18, Lola Giannelli was sworn-in as New Hampshire’s first Kid Governor by New Hampshire's Chief Justice Robert Lynn.

Kid Governor Lola then administered the oath to her Kid Executive Councilors Ben Vachon and Evelyn Ellis-Haines. Lola gave an empowering ceremonial address that captivated the students as well as the legislators in attendance.
During her year long term, Kid Governor Lola hopes to create after school programs where students help make toys for animal shelters, volunteer for the local animal shelter, and start a petition for New Hampshire to adopt a law similar to Bill AB485 passed in California that forbids pet stores from selling animals from mills.
The ceremony ended with an official State Senate resolution delivered by State Senator Cindy Rosenwald of Nashua. Afterwards, Kid Governor Lola and her Kid Executive Councilors held a press conference further discussing Lola’s platform.
All three students are very excited to begin their journey to help stop ani…