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STUDENT CONFERENCE

The Connecticut Election Project’s 2012 student conference occurred on Friday, October 19, 2012. Connecticut students from across the state in grades 6-12 participated in conference activities.

WTNH coverage of the Connecticut Election Project’s student conference.

 Photograph: Secretary Merrill welcomes students during opening remarks  Photograph: Michael Vigeant discusses his work in polling during the Election Math breakout session
Secretary Merrill welcomes students during opening remarks. Michael Vigeant discusses his work in polling during the Election Math breakout session.
   
 Photograph: Ken Keller discusses the Electoral College during the Election Math breakout session  Photograph: Ken Keller explains how the polling process works during the Election Math breakout session
Ken Keller discusses the Electoral College during the Election Math breakout session. Ken Keller explains how the polling process works during the Election Math breakout session.
   
 Photograph: A group of students watches a campaign ad during the Election Literacy breakout session  Photograph: Teachers Scot Peaslee & Maryam Wardak lead a discussion on the power of political campaign ads during the Election Literacy breakout session
A group of students watches a campaign ad during the Election Literacy breakout session. Teachers Scot Peaslee & Maryam Wardak lead a discussion on the power of political campaign ads during the Election Literacy breakout session 
   
 Photograph: A panel of elected officials addresses the students  Photograph: Teacher Steve Armstrong requests volunteers for an election trivia game during lunch
A panel of elected officials addresses the students. Teacher Steve Armstrong requests volunteers for an election trivia game during lunch.
   
Photograph: Middletown Mayor Daniel Drew explains what it is like to be a young elected official Photograph: During closing remarks, Secretary Merrill asks students what they have learned during the closing remarks 
Middletown Mayor Daniel Drew explains what it is like to be a young elected official. During closing remarks, Secretary Merrill asks students what they have learned during the closing remarks.
   

For more information, please email CTelectionproject@ct.gov or call 860.509.6212.

 

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