Klein High School Participates in Mock Election

Trump chosen among 1,000 votes cast.


Zoe Garcia

A reminder that every vote counts is displayed on a sign on Main Street.


Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the two leading candidates in the 2016 presidential election. Klein High Bearkats have different opinions on this election and got a chance to participate in a school-wide mock election the past week.

The Secretary of the State of Texas conducted the 2016 project V.O.T.E., which is a mock election that the Klein High School administration posted on BlackBoard allowing all students a chance to cast their vote and have a voice for this election. Voting ended Wednesday.

With 42.8 percent of the vote, the student body chose Donald Trump to be the next president. Hillary Clinton came next with 36.2 percent, followed by Gary Johnson with 9.4 percent, and Jill Stein received 7.4 percent.  More than 1,000 votes were cast over the last week.

“Voting is an important American right,” said Principal Jessica Haddox.

Students at Klein high shared reasons why they want a particular president to lead the country for the next four years.

“I would want to have a good person run this country,” said sophomore Kryss Schofield, adding that she supports Clinton.

Voting does not only affect the present, but it also affects the future. Based off of who is chosen, the next four years could be very different.

“The next president affects money, college, and healthcare,” New voter and senior Jaslynn Olvera said.

The next four years are run by the next elected president, and depending on who is in office, the next election in 2020 could be different.

“Every election is important. This one is a little more so because there are a few supreme court nominations that will come up in the next few years,”  Biology teacher Carol Wilkins said.