Young and empowered

IMG_5490Sara Speth makes a point with her 10-year-old daughter, Rebecca, while waiting to vote Tuesday morning at Farragut High School. (KNS/Munger photos)

It was about a 40-minute wait to vote this morning at Farragut High School, and Sara Speth used part of that time to give a civics lesson to her 10-year-old daughter, Rebecca. She talked to Rebecca about the voting process, the history of women gaining the right to vote, and the importance of voting.

Rebecca said the presidential primary has been a topic of discussion among her schoolmates at Farragut Intermediate, where she’s a fourth grader.

So, if Rebecca could vote, who would she have voted for?

“Hillary,” she said.


“Because she’s a girl.”


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