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Nita Sudhir Elected Ms President US Woodbridge

July 4, 2024
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Woodbridge has a newly elected Ms President US Woodbridge – Nita Sudhir!  Nita bravely ran independently.  She was excited to “develop leadership skills” and “help her town.”  The determined fifth grader focused her platform on discouraging littering.  She proposed posting signs to help the public remember to “Keep public spaces clean!”

Ms President US is a Connecticut-based nonprofit organization that provides programming for girls in fourth through eighth grade to help them build the skills and confidence necessary to pursue leadership positions in their schools, communities and eventually local, state, or federal government.  The girls spend months learning about women in politics; developing campaign platforms; writing speeches; and creating campaign teams.  Throughout the program, they learn from and work with elected officials, program directors, and high school mentors.  The program culminates in an election.  The candidates have three minutes to present their platform in front of hundreds of attendees.  The attendees, including parents and local officials, then have the opportunity to rank the candidates in a ranked choice vote.  The winning candidate from each town is selected as Ms President US of their town.

In the 2022-2023 session, Ms President US had four chapters in Connecticut:  Ridgefield, Wilton, Old Saybrook, and Hamden, with participants hailing from each region.  Winners were elected from each of the nine towns represented across these chapters, including Woodbridge’s own Nita Sudhir.  Each year, Ms President US gives girls like Nita the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and reach their full potential.  To learn more about Ms President US and register for the upcoming 2023-2024 sessions, visit the Ms President US website today!

<span class="fineprint">Ms President US is a girls’ civic leadership program motivating and preparing girls to aim for the highest civic leadership positions, and is a non-partisan, non-profit, community-based 501(c)(3) organization.  For more information about the Ms President US program, participant/mentorship opportunities and enrollment applications, please visit or email</span>

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