Thank you, students, for teaching

Lost, perhaps, in all the busy news of election night, was a dispatch from reporter Crystal Nelson on a group of Alpena High School students who did their patriotic duty to make sure their classmates are informed about the voting process.

The students set up a table in the high school’s commons area and told voting-age students about how they could register to vote and all students about how the process works and where they could find nonpartisan information.

This was a year of record-breaking turnout, and much of that fantastic democratic participation was thanks to folks like those admirable high schoolers who did their part to make sure people know their role in the process.

“I think it turned out well because we at least had one person register, so that’s one more person able to vote, and we still got the message out that voting is important,” one of those students, sophomore Erin McCourt, told Nelson.

Well done, students. Here’s hoping you never let go of that passion.



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