On Friday, November 2, 2012, Joe Robach attended the Election Day discussion that was held at Brighton High School. The students took part in a forum about Election Day and featured candidates from races. The candidates answered questions from a panel of three high school students and then took questions from the general assembly of students.
Joe Robach believes it is important to educate our students on the importance of voting. The goal of the event was to provide an education experience to the student body to emphasize how important political issues in both the Presidential race as well as local issues. This education event was student centered as they crafted questions that were asked during the assembly. The town hall meeting style education event featured student panelist that represented the young democrats and young republicans as well as local representatives from both parties. The moderator, a social studies teacher, moderated the event. Each panelist was given an opportunity to offer insights and clarification regarding their respective candidate, as well as time to field student questions. This great education event was also hosted on local cable Channel 12.
“It was an honor to attend this event hosted by those at Brighton High School. It is great to see the energy that the students put into this event. Learning about the election process now, will help students make an educated decision when it comes their time to vote. Education is key when making informed decisions during an election” said Joe Robach.