Sigourney students participate in youth straw poll

Sigourney youth were making their voices known in the presidential election before Monday’s Iowa Caucuses were even underway. How so? Iowa’s Youth Straw Poll was held on Jan. 28, giving youth across the state a platform to express their choices for president, as well as members of congress. In Sigourney, fifth and sixth grade students heard comments from candidates for various offices via video, and then proceeded forward with a secret ballot. According to Julie Tremmel, Sigourney Elementary School teacher, students were al- lowed to cast one ballot, choosing from democrat or republican.

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