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HOM Votes For Books



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Ahead of the April 26 town referendum, Head O’ Meadow Elementary School students took part in their own voting process.

Democratic Registrar of Voters LeReine Frampton and Assistant/Deputy Registrar of Voters Sue Goodridge prepared “I voted” stickers, set up a voting machine, and helped students scan ballots during lunch waves on April 22. PTA member Caitlin Ormond and parent volunteer Laura Rubino oversaw helping students at the “voting booths,” which were all situated on the cafetorium’s stage.

Head O’ Meadow Library/Media Specialist Beth Murphy explained that the students were asked to cast votes for books they would like purchased for the school’s library. The school’s PTA will fund purchasing the winning books.

Students voted for either “purple” books or “blue” books. The books in the purple category included topics on building, medieval times, and “famous faces.” The books in the blue category included topics on Disney, “take me out to the ballgame,” and holidays.

Murphy also said all students were given handouts to bring home to parents to serve as reminders for the town’s referendum on April 26. After the votes were tallied, the results were shared at the school on Tuesday, April 26, as another reminder for the school’s parents to vote.

“It was close! 161 votes to 141!” Murphy said in an e-mail, sharing that the purple books won the most votes.

Education Editor Eliza Hallabeck can be reached at eliza@thebee.com.

Head O’ Meadow student Riley Rubino wears her “I Voted” sticker while hugginer her mom Laura Rubino, who helped run the voting booths at the school on April 22. —Bee Photos, Hallabeck
Assitant/Deputy Registrar of Voters Sue Goodridge, right, helps Head O’ Meadow student Grayson Ochs cast his vote on April 22.
PTA member Caitlin Ormond and her daughter Aniela hug after Aniela voted in the school’s Vote For Books on April 22.
Head O’ Meadow student Trip Knoche shows off his “I Voted” sticker on April 22.
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