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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Elena Tipton, a fifth grader from East Hartford, was sworn in as Connecticut’s first kid governor Friday – and she already has an action plan on kindness for kids across Connecticut.

“My big goal is to get everyone to spread kindness and just be kinder, especially with all that’s going on around the world right now,” said the new kid governor.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill conducted the ceremony at Connecticut’s Old State House Friday, which officially commences Tipton’s year-long term.

“I’m proud to call Elena Tipton my Kid Governor and look forward to a time when I’m living in a world that she and her fellow candidates are governing. I encourage all of them to keep on running. We need them!” Merrill said.

According to the Connecticut Kid Governor’s website, Tipton proposed establishing the 13th of each month as Kindness Day, installing buddy benches in schools and creating an online blog where Connecticut students can share examples of being kind to others.

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