REED CITY — Despite not being old enough to cast a ballot, students at Trinity Lutheran School in Reed City participated in a mock presidential election on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

While their votes will not count toward their candidate, it provided them a chance to have their say, said principal Jason Harder. Students made up the large majority of votes, though some adults participated. There were 89 total votes cast.

Students had to register to vote prior to casting their ballot, with seventh- and eighth-grade students organizing the mock election as a project.

“I felt we gave the students an opportunity to do something that made them feel important,” said eight-grader Seirra Schneidt.

Meanwhile, Harder said, eighth-grader Jonathan Calabrese wanted to include more information on the ballots so more statistical analysis could be gathered, on who voted for whom among boys and girls, and the different age groups.

“This was a fun and educational experience for everyone involved,” said seventh-grader Kathryn Keller.

The results were as followed:

  • Donald Trump: 59.5 percent.
  • Hillary Clinton: 23.8 percent.
  • Gary Johnson: 8 percent.
  • Jill Stein: 4 percent.