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University High seniors hold debate, mock election

Posted at 9:44 PM, Jan 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-27 11:09:08-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — Jacob Ollanik's name was misspelled in an earlier version of this story.

AP Government seniors at University High School in Tucson held their mock debate today.

Each year, the classes create their own political parties, complete with platforms, posters, and slogans.

Then, the parties debate on real-life topics in front of other students.

FULL VIDEO: 2022 UHS senior debate

AP Government teacher Jacob Ollanik said this project gives his students a chance to think about what is possible in politics.

"A lot of our students come up with ideas that don't neatly fit into the two parties that we currently have right now," Ollanik said. "And it kind of highlights the fact that yeah, there's a lot of diversity of ideas out there that aren't really being represented. And maybe there are other structures that can get some of these solutions to pass."

Juniors will vote on the winner of this election January 31st.
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