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CCHS Students vote and pledge not to bully

Kenny Crawford was the first student to vote Friday. Photos by Rick Tobin

Students at Colleton County High School voted for either Presidential candidate during a mock election Friday, but they weren’t being pushy about it.

The students had the choice of Republican Candidate Mitt Romney or incumbent Democrat president Barack Obama. But, while the students were voting, they also had the chance to stop by a nearby table to sign an anti-bullying pledge. The pledge stated, “I believe that everybody has the right to live in a community where they feel safe, included, valued, and accepted, regardless of their differences. I pledge to be respectful of others and stand up against bullying wherever I see it, without becoming a bully myself.”

On Monday, all the votes cast had been tallied and Obama ended up winning by a margin of about 75 percent to 25 percent.