Waveland Elementary student wins Promote the Vote contest category
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. - Jack DuPont, a second grade student at Waveland Elementary School, won first place in the Promote the Vote contest in the Mississippi Home Sweet Home Illustration category for Grades K-3.
Promote the Vote is the Mississippi Secretary of State’s K-12 voter education program, which includes a mock election and competitions in visual arts, essay, editorial and advertising. Themed “My Voice, My Vote,” the 2016 program highlighted the importance of voting in our democracy and how one ballot truly can make a difference in an election.
This year, more than 292 schools and about 95,499 students participated in Promote the Vote activities, according to the office of Delbert Hosemann, Mississippi’s Secretary of State.