Scintilla Charter Academy scholars cast their vote for president

| November 4, 2016

VALDOSTA – Scintilla Charter Academy scholars went to the polls on November 1 to cast their votes for the next United States president.

scavotesUsing tools and classroom resources provided by Every Kid Votes, teachers introduced scholars to the election process and this cycle’s candidates while integrating learning objectives aligned with social studies and ELA standards.

The media center was transformed into a polling location with scholars serving as election workers. Voters participating in the mock election were required to show a form of identification and check in before being directed to private voting booths. Once they cast their votes, scholars received a sticker and headed back to class.

“Every Kid Votes tools gave our scholars an unbiased look into the presidential election, the voting process and the electoral college,” said Stephanie Brock, SCA’s Blaze program teacher. “Scholars were engaged in the process and look forward to finding out the results.”

“Second grade scholars were especially excited to exercise their right to vote since they recently visited our local county government and got a first-hand look at the importance of educating themselves about candidates and voting in all elections,” said Brooke Knight, second grade teacher.

Misty Dearth, SCA’s media and technology coordinator said, “Our scholars enjoyed participating in this national election and learning the importance of researching candidates and making informed choices in the voting booth.”

Since scholars voted online using Google ChromeBooks, they were able to monitor their school election in real time as well as other elections in Georgia and across the country.

According to Every Kid Votes website, millions of students have participated in the program and they’ve predicted the winning candidate three elections in a row. SCA’s presidential campaign winner will be announced Friday, November 4 at Community Circle, SCA’s weekly school-wide assembly.

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