FE Burleson students arrive at the polling place ready to vote in the Presidential Mock Election. | Brent Maze

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FEB students get election lesson

Published 11:45am Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Students and staff at F.E. Burleson Elementary School got a chance to express their support for presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney during a mock election Tuesday morning.

Fifth grade teacher Jonathan Bragwell said he wanted to give the students the opportunity to participate in the election process with this mock election.

“We set it up just like the way you would at the polls,” Bragwell said. “They even had to show their (student) ID to the election staff. We tried to make it as close to the real thing as possible.”

Kindergartener Lorelai Windsor fills out her ballot during F.E. Burleson’s mock election. | Brent Maze

Fifth grader Tyler Shackleford said the reason why he voted for Obama is because of the debates.

“Romey didn’t do well during the debates and Obama really showed him up.”

Fifth grader Becca Faulk disagreed. She felt like Obama’s track record made the difference.

“I don’t feel like Obama did what he said he was going to do and that’s why I voted for Romney.”

Romney wound up taking the school with 69 percent of the votes or 320 votes. Obama got 31 percent for 142 votes.

Fifth grade teacher Jonathan Bragwell discusses the national results of mock election that FEB participated in Tuesday.

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