Two South Effingham High School students volunteered to help at the polls for Rincon’s municipal elections in November.
Councilman Levi Scott was excited to see the involvement of the students working the polls and their enthusiastic willingness to volunteer. He also encourages the rest of the county as well as the elected officials in getting more students involved. Scott thanked South Effingham High for allowing the students to participate.
“I’ve taken economics and citizenship in high school where I learned a lot about politics and elections,” Rachel Hendrix, a senior at SEHS said. “However, the books were nothing compared to the hands on experience. I enjoyed assisting the residents in the voting process, and would definitely help again if asked.”
Keyana Westmoreland, a junior, also assisted at the polls. When she graduates Westmoreland plans to attend Georgia Southern to earn a degree in early childhood education.