The nation is preparing for the 2016 presidential elections, and a group of six high school students are planning a schoolwide successful student mock election.
Six Pelham High school students joined their teacher, April Cullom, to learn how to create a successful schoolwide election. They joined Cullom at American Village in Montevallo, Alabama, for a one day session.
“They said by the end of today we would be able to take it back to our school and come up with a school-wide mock election,”
Cullom said. We are supposed to get some resources to show us.”
Students were divided into two teams, Stars and Stripes, before they attended an opening session. That session became a game show, “Stand up the Right to Vote”.
The CEO of American Village, Tom Walker told the students that the game show would show them everything about elections and voting. The host was King George.
“At some point they are supposed to do some type of convention, almost mimicking the political party conventions we’ll be doing
soon,” Cullom said.
The first students to attend were in student government, and they will plan to join schools from all over the state of Alabama in a mock election on October 25, two weeks before the real American presidential election.