BEA students encourage peers to register to vote
Some Bald Eagle Area High School students are already registering to vote – many because they feel it’s a big way to contribute to society. “I’m registering to vote because I think it’s important to make a decision like this,” student Katherine Haagen said. “And if you’re going to complain (about politics) then it can be justified because you made that contribution.” During lunch periods on Sept. 26, students in Evan Reese’s Advanced Placement government and politics class encouraged their peers to register to vote. The day started with a townhall-type activity in class that welcomed local politicians and others running for office. They spoke to students and offered students the chance to ask them questions. There were also several computers lined up outside of the LGI room for students to sit down and register to vote. Reese said the goal is to have at least 85 percent of the student body eligible to vote, to register. That’s about 32 BEA students.