I happened to have had NONE as elementary (the school patrols were the 'leaders') but once i hit middle and senior high, I ran each year with my twin sister as a running mate.
7th grade she was pres, I was vice
8th grade, i was pres, she was vice
9th grade, she was pres, I was vice
10th grade, I was pres, she was vice
11th grade, she was pres, I was vice
12th grade, I was pres, and she was on senate
We were so well trusted by the administration, and very well known by our peers. I HAVENT CHANGED A BIT! The character, is still there. I was a patrol in elementary as I recall the chairperson was the FAVORITE teacher of the school. Its quite an outstanding responsibility but its simple when the right representatives have been chosen and the students will NOT choose based on popularity but rather, on citizenship.
Traditional Elementary, Montessori 6-9 and 9-12 Teacher. Mother of 2, and one awesome husband.