Howell Watkins Middle Students Vote In Mock Presidential Election and Binding School Amendment Question
Just seven days to the November 6th general election and students at Howell L. Watkins Middle School are ready to vote. The school’s Social Studies Department, in cooperation with the Student Council, is implementing a project titled “WATKINS VOTES! 2012″. All three grade levels, through their Social Studies classes, will be provided with lessons and instruction relating to our political process. Relevant issues will be discussed and debated. Students will then be “registered” to vote, to familiarize them with this voting requirement.
Over a three day period students will be taken to a central voting location (media center) and registration forms or student ID’s will be checked by Student Council Members who will then permit them to vote. The voting ballot was designed with a broken arrow, replicating the real ballot.
Students can vote for the Romney/Ryan ticket or the Obama/Biden ticket. In addition, the ballot includes an Amendment Question about a future school-wide activity. Howell L. Watkins Principal Dr. Don Hoffman has enthusiastically endorsed this amendment process and has committed to abide by the student body voting result.
After voting students will receive an “I Voted” sticker and will return to class for focus group discussions and exit polling. All results will be tallied by Student Council and will be revealed prior to Election Day, November 6, 2012.
For more information please contact Dr. Hoffman at 561-776-3600 or email@example.com .