Photos: Kids pick Obama & Clifford

Kiara Hudson (bottom photo), a fourth-grader in Teresa Lindsay’s class at London Elementary, asks librarian Ann Beathard a question about signing in to vote in the school’s election. The third- through fifth-graders voted on their favorite book series (“Goosebumps” beat out “Junie B. Jones”) and president of the United States (Barack Obama beat out John McCain). The kindergarten through second-graders voted on their favorite book series (“Clifford” beat out “Curious George”) and graphed the results. Some students voted absentee when field trips or early dismissal days kept them from their turn at the “polls” and “precincts” (cardboard voting booths on both levels of the media center). All students “registered” to vote by tracing their right hands on construction paper. The cut-out hands were glued onto paper in a pattern to represent the American flag. (TOP PHOTO) Jessie Thompson (left) and Shelby Long stand next to one of the flags that hangs in the hallway outside the media center. The two flags will be used as decoration at the fifth-grade patriotic music program in December, at which London resident Jim Smith will read the “Gettysburg Address” as Abraham Lincoln.
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