Student panel: Thoughts on the presidential election

Question: What are your thoughts on how the presidential election turned out?

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Nicholas Kuche, 16, Covina High School
I think that this year’s election was a historic moment on many occasions, the first being that the citizens of this country elected its first African-American president. This shows that America is able to look past the color of someone’s skin and that this is truly the land of opportunity. I personally think that America made the right decision in picking Barack Obama as their new president.

Derek Klena, 17, South Hills High School
I believe that this is probably one of the most influential and impacting events in history. It is one that will not only affect the United States but the whole world. It proved that anything is possible. I feel grateful to have been alive to see this momentous occasion occur, for it could mean the start of a bigger and brighter future for all.

Taylor Moncrief, 16, Diamond Bar High School
Wow! The election was pretty exciting. Everybody at school talked about it and I called my Grandma in Mississippi. She was so happy she was crying. Maybe I can be president someday! I’m biracial and my mom’s father was Indonesian! I never thought about it before Nov. 4.

Katie Montemayor, 17, Glendora High School
I am extremely pleased with the results of the presidential election. I agree that change is w<MD>hat we need. And besides change, it was time to put some new policies into Washington, D.C. I think that the election, being over and so historical, will help to reunite a semi-divided nation and strengthen the bonds that hold our nation together so that “Yes We Can” can stay “Yes We Did.”

Amanda McCraven, 14, La Verne Lutheran High School
My thoughts on the election is that it is good that so many people voted in this election and some high schools got involved by holding mock elections at their school. I also think the Americans made their choice known by electing President Obama. Hopefully, he will be able to make some of the changes he promised during his campaign.

Kasey Haas, 16, Glendora High School
I’m very satisfied with how the elections turned out. It’s so surreal to be living through such a historical event. I have full faith in Obama to do what is best for the country. He will be an admirable president.