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Valley students get involved in presidental race

Posted at 7:17 PM, Apr 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-20 10:06:28-04

Students across the valley are sounding off on the presidential race, and getting involved in the controversial primaries.  

Thousands of junior high and high schoolers got together for KidsVention at the Henderson Pavilion Tuesday, where they debated and voted on certain issues as they learned about the political process.  

Some studies, like the one conducted by the Southern Poverty Law Center, have found that the race has had a negative impact on some students, saying it has promoted racism and bullying.  

Valley students agree the race has been controversial.  

"There's a lot going on, a lot of chaos," says 7th grader Natalie Burton.  

"It's unfortunate because it detracts from what they're talking about," says 12th grader Joo-An Yoo.

Some of the topics debated and voted on Tuesday were limitations on television and learning about finances inside the classroom.