Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Election Day - A Rewarding Day for Three Phoenix Students

Anthony Aguilar
Election Day is finally upon us, and CHCCS has designated this day as a Teacher Workday. For many students, that means a day to sleep in, catch up on homework, and hopefully spend time with friends. But for three Phoenix Academy High School students, it meant getting up extra early to be at the polls.

Brittany Hunter, Anthony Aguilar and Therese Graff arrived at Lincoln Center by 6 a.m. this morning, and will be there until 8 p.m. tonight. These three students offered to be part of the electoral process, participated in training, and are now happily assisting voters. It's a long day, but they are thankful for the chance to contribute to this foundational component of democracy.

"This has been a very interesting experience," said Therese Graff. "I'm grateful for the opportunity to be part of this process."

Brittany is stationed as the smiling face that greets all the voters and gets them to the sign-in station. Anthony is manning a laptop and assisting with check-in. Therese collects ballots and gets them scanned. She also makes sure each voter is thanked and gets a sticker on the way out.

Therese Graff
Brittany Hunter