Students Share Their Questions For The Candidates

Students Share Their Questions For The Candidates

4:14pm Oct 07, 2016
Students at Reynolds High School share what questions they have for the presidential candidates. Credit: DonkeyHotey via Flickr.

In preparation for the upcoming debate, the Reynolds High School news team asked students to step into the shoes of a moderator. What questions would students ask the candidates?

Freshman Gary Whitt, is a Democrat. He told the reporters that education is on his mind.

Well, I know one thing that a lot of young people care about is college tuition, because that’s a big problem, and a lot of people are in debt because of that at a very young age.

Sophomore Helena Jolly is a Democrat who cares about social issues.

I would ask the candidates a question about what their plan [would] be about equal pay. This issue’s important to me, especially as I’m entering the workforce.

The national debt is a concern for other students. Maggie Welsh is a Junior who says she tends to side with Republicans.

In the future, I’m going to have to be probably using my taxes and the money I’m making to pay off that debt or at least help us from going further into debt. And I don’t want to be responsible for that.

Hayden Jennings is a sophomore and a Republican. She expresses the frustration many voters seem to feel. She came up with this question for Trump and Clinton.

Why do you think you are qualified to run this country? Because I don’t think any of the presidential candidates are qualified.