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First-Graders Elect Romney — But the Margin Was Close

Students at Eagle Creek Academy in Oakland Township exercise their right to vote.

Eagle Creek Academy first grade students hosted a schoolwide presidential election on Tuesday as part of an ongoing lesson on the election process.

The first grade students and their teachers, Mrs. Gamache and Mrs. Ciotti, created a voting booth outside of their classroom. Students were invited to fill out their ballots behind a screen, then place the ballots into a ballot box.

When the votes were tallied, Mitt Romney won by a margin of three votes.

"This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to learn about the election process firsthand," said Sandy Rosonke of Eagle Creek in a press release.

Erin November 07, 2012 at 02:20 PM
All the kids were SO excited to be active participants in their election!! They were still talking about it this morning! As a mom, I'm so excited when I see school reinforce active, respectful and engaged citizenship. A key element in educating well-rounded kids, and our future leaders. Thanks Eagle Creek!!

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