Thursday Oct. 30, Stratford Landing Elementary Students participated in a school wide mock election process. Each student had an opportunity to vote for one of the current U.S. Presidential candidates running for President. Students were encouraged to research and learn about the candidates before voting in order to become well informed about each candidates platforms. Emphasis was placed on qualitative facts about the candidates and not on negative campaigns. Students explored various resources as a way of learning about Barack Obama, John McCain, and Ralph Nader. From left are Ben Levy, Sam Zuber and Caroline Stapleton, all sixth graders.