How does it feel to finally be able to vote?
“When I was younger, I was so excited to be able to vote as a senior in high school. Although the two candidates are not ideal and the temptation is not to vote, [Upper School History Teacher and Chair of History Department] Mr. [Vincent Badagliacca] highlighted the importance of being an active citizen in the United States, which means exercising my right to vote.
How did you educate yourself before making your final decision on who to vote for?
“In an effort to educate myself on both candidates’ policies I have tried to watch all of the debates. Additionally, I found the Constitutional Law Honors class’ morning meeting presentations to be helpful and informative. Finally, I have been watching the news and reading articles about the two candidates to keep myself informed.”
Why do you think it is important that every citizen vote when they become eligible?
“It is important because all of the decisions government officials make affect our lives in someway. Therefore, we need to be a part of the decision making process. Voting also allows me to voice my opinion on certain topics and vote for what I think is right or change something that I do not agree with. I am looking forward to becoming part of the national voice and voting in my first election.”
The King Street Chronicle thanks senior Stephanie Comer ’17 for her contributions to “Humans of Sacred Heart.”
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