LORDSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A group of students from Trumbull and Geauga counties is getting a front row seat to witness the nation’s political process.
The Lordstown political history club is sponsoring a trip to the Iowa Caucus. Students from Lordstown, Maplewood and Newbury are heading to the Midwest Friday.
The students will be volunteering on presidential campaigns Saturday and through caucus night on Monday. They will also attend campaign rallies and events to experience the political process first-hand.
“This really makes everything that we are learning in the classroom come to life. The kids are actually experiencing it. They are making connections; they are making relevant life experiences and hopefully this will make them life-long voters,” said trip organizer and teacher Courtney Gibson.
As part of the planning process, students attending have submitted their political preference to make certain they get an opportunity to work with a candidate that represents their political preference.
Superintendent Terry Armstrong said this isn’t the first trip the history club has sponsored. Students in the past have made the trip to Iowa to witness the caucus.