1st row: Mary Cobb, Tierra Yates, DaQuavious Council;
2nd row: Tarshala Fisher, Zarreia Jones, Summer James, Ty Gray, Jacob Owen;
3rd row: Katie Watson, Ryan Callaway, Jefferey White, Bridger Gottshalk, D.J. Samuels, Quez Allen, Graham Weatherford, Adilih Calderon
Students from Paris High School voted for the first time Thursday, Feb. 25 at the Lamar County Courthouse Annex. They participated in early voting in the March 1 elections.
Taught how to take part in the elections were the U.S. Government classes of Cheryl Brown, Tracey Roden, Lonnie Norton and Randall Lewis.
Brown said she didn’t want her students intimidated by the process. “We have been giving our seniors unbiased information on how elections take place, how to read a ballot, and what to expect the first time you vote.”
She added how important it was for students to be informative voters. “These students are our future leaders, decision makers and participants in our country. They need education about the importance of being lifelong voters.”