Jered Prince in the staff room as Principal for the day at David Hoy Elementary School.

David Hoy student principal for the day

Jered Prince took the reins at David Hoy Elementary School for the day on Tuesday, March 1.

The 10-year-old grade 5 student won the chance to be the temporary big boss at the school in a draw.

Jered Prince took the reins at David Hoy Elementary School for the day on Tuesday, March 1.

The 10-year-old grade 5 student won the chance to be the temporary big boss at the school in a draw.

Students in Leadership Group sold raffle tickets for $1 to raise money towards lunchtime toys for students, and Prince was the lucky winner.

He said it was “awesome” when he found out he won and he had bought six tickets in the hopes of getting the job.

“He was responsible with the kids,” said Craig Houghton, everyday principal at the school. “He took it very seriously.”

Prince’s appreciation for the position seemed to stem from some of the other perks associated with the job.

“I went in the staff room and I got to chew gum,” said Prince.

He also liked speaking on the intercom to the whole school and the discipline he had to give out.

“I had to make people do ten pushups for being bad,” said Prince. He also enjoyed getting to play games on the computer, but admitted he didn’t think Mr. Houghton got to do that normally either.

There were a couple of disappointments for Prince as well.

“I thought I could fire people,” said Prince. “But it still was fun.”

 

Prince plans on buying ten tickets next year so he can once again reign supreme in the halls.