By: Paige Nielsen
Today, all citizens of the United States had the opportunity to exercise their civic duties: voting. Thus, in true democratic fashion, St. Mary's held a mock election as well. While many girl cannot vote in the real election, this opportunity stressed the importance of voting. Find out who St. Mary's elected.
At the end of this long election season that has been full of surprises and firsts, both good and bad— it is has finally come: election day. Although most St. Mary’s girls are not eligible to vote at the polls today, the school held its own mock election, a chance for the students to participate in the civic process and express their voices.
The 2016 Presidential Election has been followed closely at St. Mary’s with students watching debates for homework and even gathering together for viewing parties. Political conversations are frequent from respectful conversations held at fireside chats to the thoughtful discussions in Government and Citizenship class to hallway discussions. Each girl brings a unique viewpoint to these conversations and each girl leaves with a better understanding of the opinions of others and even some new ideas of their own.
Whoever wins tonight, or tomorrow, or even in January, St. Mary’s has chosen Hillary Clinton as the next president and the first female president, and the students and community of St. Mary’s will continue to be involved, educated, and inspired by each other—regardless of who becomes president.