Stormonth Kids Cast Their 'Sweet' Ballot Tuesday
Second-, third- and fourth-graders learned about the process of voting from registration to official voting booths, to their official "I Voted" sticker.
Casting a ballot wasn't just for adults on Tuesday.
Second-, third- and fourth-graders at Stormonth Elementary learned about the voting process Tuesday by voting for their favorite candy — Skittles, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups or a write-in candy. From official registration to getting that ballot, write-in candidates and the well-earned "I Voted" sticker, it was Election Central at Stormonth.
"(Teachers have) been teaching (students) more about the process of voting," Principal Dan Westfahl said. "They got through the registration process, they go through the importance of showing fairness. You'll notice we have an equal number of Skittles posters as we do Peanut Butter Cup posters and it has been teaching them more about the process rather than the importance of Skittles or Recess Peanut Butter Cups."
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Six students worked as ballot supervisors, took roll call and acted as official "I Voted" sticker-hander-outers as dozens of other students waited in line, just like many of their parents, to cast their vote.
But it wasn't just a battle of the best candies Tuesday. All grades at Stormonth also voted for red or yellow tulips to be planted in the circle driveway at the front of the school. Westfahl said these flowers are being donated by the Stormonth Beautification Committee.
"It's more about the process and the need to do your civic duty," Westfahl said.
Results for both the candy and tulip races will be released Wednesday.