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Evergreen Elementary competes for $10,000 in midterm contest

 

November 15, 2018

Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

To help prove voter turnout, students collected "I Voted" stickers from Wrangell residents who came out during the midterms.

Many Wrangell residents who went out to vote in the Nov. 6 midterms saw a poster board covered in blue "I Voted" stickers. They were encouraged to add their stickers to the collage to support Evergreen Elementary. This past election, the school participated in the 2018 First Alaskan Institute Youth Voter Turnout Challenge.

The contest was fairly simple, as explained by a paper attached to the sticker collage. Whichever school saw the highest increase in voter turnout from 2016 to 2018 would win $10,000. The second place prize was $5,000. According to Esther Ashton, with the Wrangell Coopera...



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