Thursday, November 1, 2012

Local high school teens skip school to hear Romney speak.

Roanoke, VA (Nov. 1, 2012) – While most students sit in class, a group of local high school students stand in line to hear Presidential candidate Mitt Romney speak. Wintry temperatures may keep some away, but this group of nearly 70 students from Roanoke Valley Christian School cleared their morning schedule to gain a better awareness of the presidential election.

When students approached RVCS administration about attending Romney’s Victory Rally at Integrity Windows and Doors in Roanoke, administrators were positive. While not supportive of any one candidate, the school is accommodating to their student’s academic appreciation for the election.

Although not on a school related field trip, these teenagers feel skipping class to take a vested interest in the future of their country important. RVCS 10th grader, Jeremy Williams reminds his generation why more students should take an active role in understanding the process of selecting a president. Williams remarked that attending non-school activities such as this will be helpful because “when we have to get up to vote, we will know what to do and stuff to look for in voting”.

This generation will be directly affected by the choices their parents make.

Local small business owner of Classic Plumbing Solutions, Renee Abshire’s son, David is one of the teens attending Romney’s rally. Abshire remarked how she was “proud that he would take an interest on his own to listen to a candidate”.

Maria Jones, RVCS 10th grader and daughter of a US soldier, commented on how this election is important to her; “to keep the freedoms that my dad had to fight for”.

This may be small a group of teenagers, but their loyalty to our nation is strong.

Posted By Valerie Garner

Categories: Education, Election 2012, Elections, National, Politics

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