VIDEO: Friends School Hosted the First Annual Ice Cream Election

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MULLICA HILL - Miss Saia, Second Grade Teacher at the Friend School in Mullica Hill, taught her students the importance of voting by using ice cream.
The First Annual Ice Cream Election ran very much like an actual election. Starting with the primaries, students took a field trip to their local Cold Stone Creamery to choose candidates for the best flavor ever by taste testing.
The campaigning didn't end there. Students then had to write persuasive speeches and make posters outlining why their favorite flavor was the best. There were campaign speeches, debates, posters, registration, and ballots.
"We decided to make sure our students understand the importance of voting and being a part of the voting process from a very early age," said Miss Saia. "We thought ice cream was a little more important to second graders. So we had them choose ice cream flavors as their candidates. They will come in and do a check in process, just as you would at the polls at any other election. Once you're checked in, you'll head over to the voting booth, where we'll have students explain how to make your choice on the ballot, and then you'll actually step into the voting booth. So you'll actually get to place your vote inside the ballot box."
Voting on this important issue is taken very seriously -  by secret ballot of course. It not only includes Miss Saia's second grade class, but all of the other students at the Friend School, and members of the community were invited to vote as well.
All of the ballots will be collected to determine the best ice cream flavor ever.

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