EmptyInside~ So,many things came up in school that caused me great stress as a Witness. In kindergarten,I couldn't handle the stress and threw up every other day.
Same here...only, I peed my pants instead of throwing up... All through Kindergarten and First Grade... A kindly elderly sister in the congregation who used to babysit me and my brother would come to the school with a clean pair of pants for me (leftover from her grandkids) and a dishtowel that she fashioned into a diaper/underwear... The abuse she ended up going through at the end of her life at the hands of her JW family makes me sick to this day. She was like a grandmother to me because my own JW grandmother was an abusive bitch who didn't care about me and my brother at all.
But,the only thing I wish I would have participated in was band. I just didn't think I could,because all the band concerts were either holiday themes or patriotic.
I did band throughout elementary, middle, and high school, as well as chorus... When the real holiday/patriotic songs would be played at the concerts, I'd stand or sit there with either my mouth closed (chorus), or my mouth closed and my instrument in my lap (band). But, during practice, I always played and sang the songs...so I'd feel a part of it all instead of like more of an outcast than I already was. My biggest regret is that I wasn't allowed to do Marching Band...extracurricular...even though in my Junior year, my mom let me join Drama Club after school...weird. Maybe cause it wasn't on a meeting night or something...
As for the class elections, no I was not allowed to participate. We started with them in Third Grade and I was firmly told by my mother that I was not to get involved at all...not even making the required posters for the art project. All through school whenever we had class elections, I was never allowed to participate.