New Jersey - Deputy Mayor Victor Sordillo Joins Students At Watchung Hills Regional High School For Power To Learn And MSNBC "Election Event"
May 24, 2012
Warren, NJ, May 24, 2012 - 11th and 12th grade students at Watchung Hills Regional High School participated in a Power to Learn and MSNBC "election event" that focused on the U.S. presidential election process. Joining the students for the program were Deputy Mayor Victor J. Sordillo and, via live conference call, MSNBC political expert and Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd.
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Following welcoming remarks from Principal Thomas DiGanci and Cablevision's Vice President of Education Trent Anderson, Social Studies teacher Greg Krueger gave on overview of the program. Student presentations included a description of the Electoral College, an explanation of why the U.S. doesn't use alternative methods of voting, and a mock "election night" newscast. MSNBC Chief White House Correspondent Todd then spoke about the election process and participated in a remote Q&A with the students. Deputy Mayor Sordillo also spoke to the students and congratulated them on their presentations.
"The U.S. presidential election is certain to be one of the most important events of the year and it's heartening to see the interest of the students today in our government and our election process," noted Deputy Mayor Sordillo. "Being informed helps prepare them for the future when they will be able to cast their vote. I'd like to commend Cablevision's Power to Learn for a fascinating program about a timely issue."