Eighth grade candidates vie for principal, superintendent for a day

By Dave Taylor

After long, grueling campaigns, Hancock County Middle School eighth-graders decided Wednesday who will be their principal for a day and superintendent for a day.

Pairs of students from each of Josh Roberts’ seven eight-grade social studies classes were chosen to run for the positions, to mount campaigns and choose platforms as part of a lesson on how elections work. The platforms the candidates ran on ranged from simple to complex and dealt with topics as serious as taxes and as minor – or serious depending on who you are – as toilet paper.

See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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