American democracy students get involved in upcoming elections

Several students from Mr. Hewes’ American Democracy class have taken the initiative to get involved in this November’s upcoming elections by volunteering their time. They have been getting a behind the scenes look at the election process by working at a local campaign headquarters.

“I have found it to be quite eye opening,” said junior Rachel Ryan. “I’m working on the campaign at a grass roots level. It’s been interesting and I think more students should get involved when they have the opportunity. I’ve learned a lot from it.”

Studies show that there are numerous benefits to encouraging young people to get involved in politics. Engaging teens during their adolescent years can lead them to stay active in political and social matters well into adult hood, and they are likely to pass that torch along to their children.

Other students involved with the campaign include junior Caroline Rinker and Andrew Lechner.