June 26, 2017

Obama wins 2012 mock election

by Erik Hernandez, Staff Reporter The mock election of 2012 hopes to provide students with a better understanding of how to choose a government leader. Voting took place Nov. 6 in the main hallway during all lunch periods.  Like the actual 2012 presidential election, this year’s mock election winner was President Barack Obama. According to Sandra Chico, AP government teacher and WPAC sponsor, about 457 students and staff registered to vote in the mock election. The goal for the voting process was as stated by Ms. Chico to “help students realize that to vote they need to register.” With students…

WPAC, AP Government class host 2012 mock election

by Solinna Chong, Associate Editor Wheeling Political Action Club (WPAC) and the AP Government class teamed up together to start a mock election for the 2012 election.  The purpose of the mock election was to educate students on how to actually vote. Voter registration took place during all lunch periods from Oct. 15 to Oct. 19, debates will be on Oct. 31 by Omar Joya and Katrina Gustafson, seniors, and the actual mock election will take place on Nov. 6. Students who wish to participate in the mock election have to fill out a mock applicant sheet and do a…

WPAC, AP Government plan mock election

by Mark Tannous, Broadcast Editor With the presidential election right around the corner, WPAC (Wheeling Political Action Club) and AP Government classes start to prepare for a mock election. On Nov. 6, they will hold the mock election for WHS during the school day. From the time after voter registration to the day of the actual election, students will start to hang up ads and posters around the school promoting and informing kids about the election. There will also be commercials in the announcements that will discuss important events. “We want the students to understand the process of voting and…