Mint Chocolate Chip Wins Again in this School's Election

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MULLICA HILL, N.J. -

While many were out voting for candidates for local and state positions on Tuesday, students at one South Jersey elementary school cast their votes for some sweeter candidates.

On Tuesday, November 7th, in honor of the spirit of Election Day, Friends School Mullica Hill put on its annual Ice Cream Election.

The full-scale election included voting booths, stump speeches by students, campaign posters and more.

School officials say the fun spin on Election Day is a great way to teach elementary school students about the election process.

"This is an example of really joyful learning," said Matthew Bradley, interim head of school at Friends School Mullica Hill.

"Taking a topic or a focus like ice cream and applying it to real life makes learning fun and that's something that we saw here today."

This year's tasty candidates included cotton candy, cookie dough, mint chocolate chip, vanilla, and cookies and cream, with write-in submissions for chocolate and rainbow sherbet.

And after a careful tally of the votes, this year's winner for the second year in a row was mint chocolate chip, followed by cookie dough in second place and vanilla in third.

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