Many seniors at Del Valle High School (DVHS) are voting for their first time during the Texas 2020 Primary Election. This milestone moment was made possible by the dedication of DVHS staff who volunteered to walk students to the Del Valle ISD (DVISD) administration building to cast their votes in the primary election.
One of those volunteers is ninth-grade social studies teacher and head volleyball coach Jeff Coward.
“We want our students to be socially responsible. We want them to be part of the civil process and have the opportunity to vote,” said Coward.
To prepare for the voting process, students learned about the impact of elections in their Government and Economics classes at Del Valle High School and had the opportunity to complete a voter registration application. Those who registered and took part in the on-site voting included Sierra Guebara and Kalyn Willis.
“Not everyone is going to vote for what you want,” said Sierra Guebara. “If you want something to change, you should put your voice out there,” said Guebara.
Willis commented, “Why not vote, make our own decisions and be able to decide what you want in society. To be able to choose who represents us as a whole.”
Early voting ran February 18 through the 28 with election day falling on March 3.