Seventh grade student Stefan Rainbolt of Burlington casts his ballot while fellow student Zack Baumgartner of Plato Center and Kim Lewis, student services coordinator, man the voting booth.
Displaying their voting stickers are Prairie Knolls Middle School cheerleaders, from left: Sydney Serritella of Elgin, Madalyn Schultz of Burlington, and Taylor Tenaglio of Elgin.
Seventh grade student Olivia Smith of Hampshire holds a sign supporting the State of Wyoming.
Seventh grade students Jack Werner and Gretchen Skaja, both of Elgin, present popular and electoral counts for two western states.
Seventh grade student Madison Deraedt of Burlington gives a thumbs-up for the election.
Prairie Knolls Middle School Principal Theresa Kolkebeck (center) poses with seventh grade Social Studies teachers Lindsay Smith (left) and Zandra McGuire, the organizers of the mock election.
ELGIN — In order to give the students at Prairie Knolls Middle School, 225 Nesler Road, a better understanding of the 2012 election, seventh-grade social studies teachers Zandra McGuire and Lindsay Smith put together a program that allowed students to vote on the same day …