Laguna Blanca Students Cast their Vote at 2018 Midterm elections

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Laguna Blanca Students Cast their Vote at 2018 Midterm elections

Trish McHale

Trish McHale

Trish McHale

Maggie Newell

This week, Laguna Blanca students took to the polls for the nationwide Midterm elections on November 6th. With many seniors already having reached the voting age, they were enthusiastic to partake in their first election, a rite of passage. You could spot numerous students sporting the traditional ‘I Voted’ stickers with pride and excited discussions on the matter were plentiful. The night before the election, Lolli Lucas, Head of Upper School, sent out an email to the high schoolers sharing her optimistic sentiments. She stated, ‘Your generation can carry us, can unite us, I’m looking toward that.’ She continued by praising those who were already determined to vote, ‘I was touched to hear of the surge in your age group registered to vote. This brings me hope because it means that you understand the power and privilege of that right— a vote, a “say,” an ability to express your beliefs.’ Despite what party you stand with, voting is an essential process that contributes to the cohesion of the US. Hopefully, more and more people begin to engage in voting practices and come to understand the importance of having your voice heard in a legitimate way as this is not the case still for several countries.

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