Voter turnout is strong as Lions Park students cast their votes for a song to welcome new mascot

  • Lions Park students cast their votes in a mock election, using voting booths provided by League of Women Voters.

    Lions Park students cast their votes in a mock election, using voting booths provided by League of Women Voters. Courtesy of Vicki Chung

 
Submitted by Jenny Kustra-Quinn
Updated 10/8/2019 7:52 AM

Friday, Oct. 4, was Election Day at Lions Park School in Mount Prospect. The students visited real voting booths and cast their votes regarding an all-important issue -- which song should be played when the new Lions Park mascot makes his first appearance at the school's Roar & Run fundraiser on Oct. 11.

The Lions Park PTO's Civic Engagement Committee and the League of Women Voters for Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect and Buffalo Grove made this fun and educational opportunity available to the students, to help them see how easy and important it is to take part in the voting process.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Song choices on the ballot were "What I Am" by Will.i.am, "Try Everything" by Shakira and "Have It All" by Jason Mraz. Results are being kept under wraps until the big announcement at the Roar & Run event.

This is the Civic Engagement Committee's second project at Lions Park so far this school year. Sen. Ann Gillespie and Rep. Mark Walker visited with the school's fourth-graders on Sept. 20, to talk to them about how state government works and answer their insightful questions. The special visitors also helped deliver the school's morning announcements. Gillespie and Walker were invited by PTO Engagement Committee Chairwoman Vicki Chung, also a District 57 School Board member.

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