Students "Rock the Vote" In Downtown Laredo
All eyes are on the election, including those of high school students who are also eager to pick a candidate for president.
They may not be legible to vote yet but students say they're being educated about the election anyways.
Our Annette Garcia was out at the annual VMT Rock the Vote and has the story.
The event featured some music to wake the students up a bit but they also go down to business and talked some serious topics.
High school students Lorena Delgado and Benito Bondoc aren’t old enough to vote yet but they say it doesn’t matter.
They're paying close attention to the presidential election and encouraging others who can vote to do so.
“It's my duty as a student to educate myself and educate others and head out to the polls and make my voice heard.”
Bondoc and Delgado participated in a mock presidential election at this year's VMT Rock the Vote event.
An event organized to encourage students to get out and vote as soon as they're old enough.
Bondoc played the part of President Barack Obama.
Delagdo - Governor Mitt Romey.
Her message to students: put parties aside and listen to the candidates as individuals.
“They should pay attention to what they say and what they have to offer.”
These students hope their participation in this mock debate will spark interest in other students to look at the issues and not just vote for whichever name sounds best.
“it's not at all difficult to understand. its more like, is he's my age and she's my age and they can talk about it than so can I.”
Eventually boosting voter participation.
“I'm ready to vote. I'm not of age yet but I'm ready to vote..”
Rock the Vote is held by the Vidal M. Trevino magnet school as a way to teach students about the election process in a hands on way.