If next Tuesday’s election was to be decided by students at St. Joseph Parish School, Barack Obama would win another term as president. Obama received a whopping 86% of the votes compared to only 14% for Romney.
The Homewood school was one of 11,000 schools in the nation that participated, via the internet, in the mock election called, “Every Kid Votes,” which was hosted by Studies Weekly. Junior High Social Studies teacher, Mr. Brian Wetherald, coordinated St. Joseph Parish School's participation. Students from kindergarten through eighth grade were able to exercise their “voting” rights. Mock voting booths were set-up in the sixth grade classroom and each student received an “I Voted” sticker after casting their ballot. Preschool students were also able to participate in the ”election” process by creating decorations for the voting area.
“I think that learning about the election process and having an open discussion about candidates and what they are supposed to stand for is important for every single American, young and old, especially during these tough times in our country,” Wetherald said.