Lincoln Charter students head to the polls
Students from kindergarten to 12th grade voted on the national and state elections, as well as some student government positions and one school safety issue, in the school’s mock election.
“If you start voting in kindergarten, by the time you’re 18, you wouldn’t even think twice about voting because it’s already a part of your lifestyle,” said Melissa Lasarsky, the school’s development director.
Lasarsky said in the weeks leading up to the election, students in all grade levels researched the candidates for president and North Carolina’s governor and made posters to share what they learned. The students in high school helped teach the elementary school students by creating videos for each candidate and explaining what each stands for on major issues, like immigration and the economy.
Pat McCrory won the state gubernatorial race and Mitt Romney won the presidency at Lincoln Charter.