Students in Deerfield Public Schools District 109 mimicked their parents in a number of ways a week ago when they too headed to the polls to voice their preference for President of the United States.
In addition to voting for President in four of the schools—Shepard Middle School, Caruso Middle School, Walden Elementary School and Kipling Elementary School—grade school students chose their favorite books or charities.
At the middle school level, President Barack Obama was the choice of approximately two thirds of the students over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. The President also won at Walden and Kipling but there was no tally given.
In actual voting in West Deerfield Township, the President received 55 percent to Romney’s 45 percent. The township encompasses all of Deerfield as well as small portions of Lake Forest, Highland Park and Riverwoods.
The closest vote was at South Park Elementary School where Ronald McDonald House got four more votes than Hearts United for Animals to become the charity the school’s Helping Hands Day will assist in the spring.
At Kipling Elementary School, students also chose their favorite book by category with “Speedy Cat,” “My Weird School,” “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” and “The Tailypo” winning. Walden picked “The Cat in the Hat” as its favorite book.
Wilmot will be choosing a name for its mascot later this week.