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School Spotlight

Whether you're on your way to the library or stopping by City Hall, chances are you're driving by St. John Vianney School, located in the heart of Brookfield. This blog will provide insight into life and education at SJV, a 4K-8 educational anchor in Brookfield since 1957.

Mock Presidential election highlights political process for SJV students

On November 6th, the country will decide on the person who will man the helm in the nation's capitol for the next four years and SJV fourth through eighth grade students will cast their vote, too. Not in the Presidential election. They're too young, of course.

Instead, the students will participate in a mock Presidential election at the school under the tutelage of Social Studies teacher Susan Schmitt, who has run the event every four years at SJV since the early 1970s.

In the weeks prior to the election, 20 seventh and eighth grade students researched one of the actual Presidential or Vice Presidential candidates and wrote a campaign speech. After listening to the 8-10 minute presentations, Ms. Schmitt chose four of those students to stand-in for the candidates. Those four students will deliver their speeches to the 4th-8th graders at an assembly on November 6th.

All participating students will then cast an electronic vote to be tallied by the end of the school day.

How closely will the students' election match that of the country? We'll have up-to-the-minute mock Presidential election results as they happen.

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