In the weeks leading up to this year’s Presidential Election, students at Chandler’s School learned about democracy and the importance of voting. Students learned about each candidate and his or her stance on important issues.
At the weekly Morning Meeting where all students gather in the gym, a Mock Debate was held to inform students about the issues. Middle School students served as moderators and asked questions of the candidates, who were dressed in character as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
The next Tuesday, a schoolwide election was held. Voting booths were set up in the cafeteria to allow students privacy while they voted. After voting, students were given “I Voted” stickers like the ones adults receive. Each homeroom was assigned a number of Electoral College votes based upon the size of the homeroom. When the votes were tallied, Donald Trump was the winner. He claimed 87% of the Electoral College votes and 72% of the popular vote.