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GCT students cast their ballot in mock election

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PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) -

Ahead of the November elections, adults aren’t the only ones heading to the polls.

After spending a week learning about the election process, second and third grade Greene County Tech Elementary students cast their ballot in a mock election.

One by one, they anxiously awaited their chance to choose whom they thought should be President.

For one student, her vote was about more than just politics.

“I chose Donald Trump because of my friend Molly,” said Cheyenne, a GCT 3rd grader. “I don’t know if she’s lying about it or not, but she said she’s moving away if Hillary wins.”

Before they headed to the polls, the students were in the classroom learning about this year’s presidential candidates, including their age, hometown, family, and previous jobs they held before running for president.

Dalea Perkins, a 3rd grade teacher at GCT Elementary, said they wanted to teach the kids to not take their right to vote for granted and encourage them to do so when they become of age. 

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