Bennett College Celebrates First Time Voters

6:11 PM, Nov 6, 2012   |    comments
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Greensboro, N.C. - How often have you heard people say young people don't pay attention to politics?

At Bennett College, hundreds of women marched from campus to the polls to celebrate Election Day.

"Four years ago, I was in high school. I was the main one rallying people to vote. But, I was 17-years-old and was unable to vote," student Delrisha White said.

Junior LaRika Jones said, "I feel it's very important to be heard and get your vote in."

These students believe the politics and policies over the next four years will shape the job market they enter.

Junior Krystal Boone said, "It's exciting. I really had butterflies because I was scared. I was like, 'Am I making the right choice? Did I go over everything?'"

Inside the polling place, students savored the truly American moment.

"I was over there for five minutes. I was studying the ballot and making sure everything was correct. I didn't want any mess ups," Junior Justine Ryan said.

Freshman Dallas Richardson added, "It felt good. It felt like a new experience."

Freshman Mariah Mewborn said, "This was the line. This was like, 'I am adult, Dad. I am an adult, America.' It was awesome. I feel accomplished. I accomplished something today."

Nearly 95 percent of Bennett College's students registered to vote.

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