This Tuesday, November 6th, the US held the midterm elections. There was a very large turnout from the Lawrence High body, who voted to choose their representatives. Students wanted to make their voice heard, and they succeeded.
Check out https://lhsbudget.com/news/2018/11/05/lhs-students-fired-up-about-midterm-elections/ to see what students were doing to prepare for the election, and how they got excited to vote.
On the day of the election, the Budget’s Instagram asked students and teachers why they voted. Here are the posts below:
Have you voted? Sanders Barbee has! “I voted because I know my vote matters and I want people who will make a positive change in office representing me” #lhsvotes 🗳🇺🇸
Have you voted? Mr. Ellis has! “For the future of America! I think it’s important to exercise your civic duty.” #lhsvotes 🇺🇸🗳
Have you voted? Noah Ginsberg has! (looking like a former president) “I voted cause I want to have a voice and be a part of change. Trust the process.” #lhsvotes 🗳🇺🇸
Have you voted? Mrs. Tholen has! “I vote because I want to have a voice in the political process.” #lhsvotes 🇺🇸🗳
Have you voted? Davis Reed has! “I voted today in the hopes that those who I put on my ballot will represent my thoughts and hopes for Kansas and the Country. Giving all people better opportunity and more chances for happiness.” #lhsvotes 🗳🇺🇸