Hello everyone! I would like to begin my speech by sharing something about myself that you may not already know. One of the things that I love to do when I am not in school is to build things…with wood, with metal, with pretty much anything I can get my hands on. One of the biggest projects that I’ve ever created is one I started the summer after my 2nd grade school year. The idea came from the fact that I needed a place to store all of the scrap wood that I had been collecting as my family started to build a house. Please picture in your mind a big wooden storage cube about as tall, and about as wide as I am. I wanted it to be movable, so from my grandpa I got two lawn mower tires that he didn’t need any more. I also needed an axle for between the tires, as well as a hitch. So, I used money that I had saved up (50 dollars to be exact) and went to a welding shop to have one made. Once I had all these pieces put together I used paint to cover all the metal pieces so that they wouldn’t rust. After trying to hook on to the movable crate, I realized that the hitch that I bought was missing a very important piece. Although that was frustrating, the good thing that came out of it was that I was able to go to my grandpa’s house and learn how to weld in order to fix it. I’m pleased to say that my storage crate is almost finished and I am excited about how it is turning out. You may be asking yourself what does this story have to do with why you should vote for me for student council. Well, first it helps you to get to know me a little better. But more importantly, it allows me to assure you that if you vote for me, I would use the same creativity, enthusiasm, commitment, and don’t give up attitude as a student council member as I did to designing and building my storage crate. Thank you for your time and I hope that you have a great school year!