Emerald Cove Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society, sponsored by social studies teacher Ana Villanueva, coordinated and sponsored a schoolwide mock gubernatorial election for the entire school, emphasizing the importance of voting rights and civic participation.
Social Studies classes registered students to vote, and they received a mock voter’s registration card to take to the polls on Nov. 3. Classes analyzed and compared the results on Nov. 5 to answer the question, “Can students predict elections?”
The United States has had interesting elections and election results. Florida State Senator Joseph Abruzzo visited the school on Friday, Oct. 31 to assist the teachers with these valuable lessons.
ABOVE: Ana Villanueva’s civics class with State Senator Joseph Abruzzo.