Cape Cod High School Democrats established, leaders elected

Founded by 16-year-old Dillon McCarthy of Nauset Regional High School
Founding members of the Cape Cod High School Democrats (CCHSD photo)

The Cape Cod High School Democrats, a student-run political organization, has been founded and chapters are being started at the Nauset, Sturgis West, and Monomoy High Schools

HARWICH – Friday, April 7 was the first official meeting of the Executive Board of the Cape Cod High School Democrats, a new organization founded by 16-year-old Dillon McCarthy of Nauset Regional High School, and dedicated to the cause of getting high school students involved in the political process.

The meeting was held at Monomoy Regional High School in Harwich, where several decisions about the organization were made. Chapters at Nauset Regional HighSchool, Sturgis Charter Public School West, and Monomoy Regional High School were chartered and Officers were elected.

The group elected Dillon McCarthy as the Chair, Joe Clifford as Vice-Chair, Aidan White as Event Coordinator, Ted Clifford as Communications Director, Tommye Wall as Treasurer, Sean Stone as Executive Secretary, and Olivia Williams as Press Secretary. Eilidh Gallien, Siri Lindberg. and Nathan King will serve as Advisors to the Executive Board.

The principal mission of the Cape Cod High School Democrats is to give students an opportunity to become active in politics. Although the group strives to spread democratic and liberal ideals on Cape Cod, that task is second to the more important task of teaching fellow students how to become active in American Politics.

“We’re just trying to do some good in the world in the best way that we can, Dillon McCarthy stated on the purpose of the organization. “Hopefully we’ll be able to grow and get more students into politics.”

No matter the challenges, the members of the Cape Cod High School Democrats will stay optimistic and hard at work for a better future with their new organization.

The Cape Cod High School Democrats is an independent student-run political organization and is not affiliated with the Democratic National Committee or the Young Democrats of America. For more information, please visit welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on