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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
High school students educated on election
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Gorman, who has been teaching at Central for 13 years, said his students are very perceptive to what the candidates are saying and enjoy having their opinions heard.

Gorman’s classes are taking their annual trip to Washington D.C. on Friday where they will get a tour of the Capitol Building, see the various monuments and museums, go to Mount Vernon, President George Washington’s former home, and partake in a host of other activities.

At North High School, students also got a chance to voice their opinions in a mock election. Students in grades 7-12 chose between the two presidential candidates and members of the social studies department were to tabulate the votes. There were also several questions the students had to answer about the their feelings on the nation’s major issues.

“We want students to actively engage in the election process” said North High Principal Cliff Odell, “and the best way to do that, and to help them realize the best way to do it, is to research what your own values and opinions are, to research what the candidates platforms are and then make an informed decision, not just based upon appearance or what a friend has told you.”

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