First time voters

First time voters

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Paige Provost | The Feather Online

Eligible seniors vote for the first time, Nov. 6.

Eligible Fresno Christian students participate for the first time in Election Day 2018, Nov. 6.

Seniors (pictured left to right) Jacob Scully, Ronnie Peterson, Bethany Pouliot and Darrin Williams all recently turned 18 and plan to vote after school. Other members of the class that are of age did not share the same enthusiasm to participate.

Studies have shown, 74% of teens say they will vote when they are of age but only 28% actually voted. Statistics done through Vox.

Pouliot shares her excitement on being old enough to finally vote, and how she prepared for voting.

“I wanted to vote because I was finally the right age,” Pouliot said. “I felt informed on what I was voting for. after talking with my mom. She made sure I knew all the information to so that I could understand what I was voting for.”

The Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution changed the voting age from 21-18 years old. During the 1960s, men were drafted into the Vietnam War at younger ages then voting allowed. Through student activism and a supreme court case, Oregon v. Mitchell, this amendment was ratified July 1, 1971.

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Paige Provost
“The people that say your dreams are impossible have already quit on theirs” - Grant Cardon. Sophomore Paige Provost has dreamt of becoming a veterinarian as long as she can remember and will not let anything stand in her way. Joining The Feather photojournalism team has opened a path for Provost to further her skills in writing and photography as she hopes to use those skills to own and operate her own clinic some day. Outside of her education Provost commits her time to her cheer squad and continues to master piano which she has played for 11 years.

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