Engaging young people and encouraging their potential to be a powerful force in elections is key to a vital and vibrant democratic republic. That’s why Jeaga Middle School’s Social Studies Department, Student Council Association, and the Pre-Law Academy are combining two great initiatives to involve students: Florida Student Mock National Election and the 2012-2013 Student Council Association Election.
The mock national election and Student Council election will take place on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 through Wednesday, October 31, 2012.
With Election Day just days away, students at Jeaga Middle are learning how a democratic republic functions by taking part in a mock national election. Student will vote for the President and Vice President of the United States, United States Senators and Representatives in Congress, State of Florida Senators and Representatives; as well as their very own Student Council Association officers.
Voting will be facilitated through all Social Studies classes. Students will use a state-of-the art online voting system as they participate in a mock election program sponsored by the Florida Student Mock Election (www.floridastudentmockelection.com), an internet-based, mock election systems provided by the Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government at the University of Central Florida, a division of the Department of Political Science at the University of Central Florida.
“Jeaga students will gain firsthand knowledge of how citizens make their voice heard in our democracy, and experience the power of their votes when they are joined by hundreds of Jeaga Middle School students and millions of citizens across the United States who will vote in the presidential elections this year,” added Mr. Shannon.
The Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections donated over 1,100 “I Voted” stickers.
Results of the Florida Student Mock Election and the JMS Student Council Association Election will be available the morning of Thursday, November 1, 2012.
For more information, contact Timothy Shannon, M.S. Ed., Social Studies Instructional Leader 561-242-8000 or via email at email@example.com.
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