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Rochester Students Make Their Political Voices Heard

September 18, 2018 05:49 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- They may not all be old enough to vote just yet, but these John Marshall High School students are talking about government and looking forward to the upcoming election.

"We need to recognize that everybody in this society and this nation has a place to have their viewpoint shared and heard," one student said.

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"This is our government and at the end of the day, we are the future. We will grow up to be the citizens of tomorrow," said another senior. 

Their feelings are shared by their AP Language in Government teacher, Seth Luedtke. 

"We hear a lot about young people being apathetic, especially politically apathetic," he said. "That hasn't been true at all for these kids. When they have an opportunity to talk about it or think about it, they really engage. They dive right in." 

As these students continue with their education, they hope to continue the dialogue about issues important to them. 

"When those issues come up, you see the fire come in their eyes. They say, 'we'll need to fix that; we need to change that. We need to do something different,' " said Luedtke.

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