Meet Amari Stoll, Lincoln Tolin, Christopher Budiardja, Philip Gingerich, Elyana Rojas Lopez, and Ainsley McPhail, the six 2023-24 Kid Mayor finalists.
Finalists will participate in the Goshen First Friday Parade of Lights on November 3 and give speeches at the November 13 Goshen City Council meeting. The election will take place on December 1. The new kid mayor will be announced at the December 4 city council meeting.
Any fourth-grader with a Goshen address was able to submit a video as to why they should be the next Kid Mayor, and all of Goshen’s fourth-graders will vote for the next Kid Mayor.
Meet the finalists
Amari Stoll attends Chamberlain Elementary School. Amari enjoys academics, being outside, and joking around with her siblings. Amari says she would make a good Kid Mayor because she is good at being organized and professional.
Lincoln Tolin attends Model Elementary. Lincoln describes himself as kind, helpful, responsible, respectful, and generous to all people in the world. Lincoln loves basketball, football, math, and spending time with his family and friends.
Christopher Budiardja is a student at Chamberlain Elementary School. Christopher loves to play soccer during recess with his classmates. He plays violin and likes to help others. Christopher would like to become the Kid Mayor because he loves Goshen and wants it to be the best community it can be.
Phillip Gingerich is a student at Chamberlain. Phillip describes himself as funny, smart, and creative. He enjoys spending time with his family. Phillip would like to be elected Kid Mayor because he believes he could make a big impact on Goshen.
Elyana Rojas Lopez is a student at Parkside Elementary, where she is an ambassador. She likes reading and can speak both Spanish and English. She would like to be a marine biologist. Elyana would like to be Kid Mayor because she loves to help her community.
Ainsley McPhail attends Prairie View Elementary. Ainsley loves to stay active and play volleyball. She is also a big Baby Yoda fan. Ainsley thinks she would be a good Kid Mayor because if she is elected, she will be responsible and kind.