Students participate in mock election
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THE E.L. ROSS Reese’s Puffs team won the debate between candidates entered in a recent mock election. Campaign members are, from left, Cole McGinnis, Ryan Lovelace, Jacob Holmes and Nick Miller.
THE E.L. ROSS Reese’s Puffs team won the debate between candidates entered in a recent mock election. Campaign members are, from left, Cole McGinnis, Ryan Lovelace, Jacob Holmes and Nick Miller.
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ELECTION WINNERS Fruit Loops take the oath of office at E.L. Ross Elementary School. Administering the oath is Brodey Philips, front row. Taking the oath was president Joseph Watson with Ben Stetson holding the Bible. Also present for the mock ceremony were, from front left, Nick Miller, Charlie Blackwell and Jacob Holmes. Back row, from left, Kathleen Alcock, Ryan Lovelace, Matthew Peterson, Aaron Cantrell, Kaitlyn Madson, Evan Scannapiego and Cole McGinnis.
ELECTION WINNERS Fruit Loops take the oath of office at E.L. Ross Elementary School. Administering the oath is Brodey Philips, front row. Taking the oath was president Joseph Watson with Ben Stetson holding the Bible. Also present for the mock ceremony were, from front left, Nick Miller, Charlie Blackwell and Jacob Holmes. Back row, from left, Kathleen Alcock, Ryan Lovelace, Matthew Peterson, Aaron Cantrell, Kaitlyn Madson, Evan Scannapiego and Cole McGinnis.
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E.L. Ross students recently completed their mock election with the Fruit Loops team coming out the winner.

This campaign was run by students Joseph Watson, Ben Stetson and Ben Gilliland.

The race was close and was won by one electoral vote.

Campaign posters decorated the hallways and cafeteria, samples of the cereal were distributed to many of the students and cereal stickers were worn by students to show their support. The student-led campaigns also recorded visual presentations to persuade voters.

A debate was conducted between the teams with each giving a summary of why their cereal should be America’s No. 1 breakfast cereal for the next four years. The debate was judged and Reese’s Puffs was declared the debate winner.

All student voters had voter ID cards. Students preregistered in their classroom and cast their ballot on election day with an “election official” returning each ballot to election headquarters. The election study ended with the winner being sworn in by the Supreme Court Judge followed by an Inauguration Party.