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Oswego East Students Attend Iowa Caucus

 SD308 Community Unit School District

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Oswego East Students Attend Iowa Caucus


 OE students at Iowa Caucus 1   OE students on Voting Floor at Iowa Caucus    OE students on steps of Iowa State House


OE Students in Iowa City   OE students at Iowa Caucus





Oswego, Ill. (February 27, 2020) — On Monday, February 3rd, students from Oswego East High School were able to experience firsthand the 2020 Iowa Presidential Caucus.  Unlike primary elections, which are held in most U.S. states, Iowans gather at local caucus meetings to discuss and vote on candidates.  Iowa caucuses have been noteworthy as the first major contest during the United States presidential primary season.


The group of 24 students from Oswego East traveled to Iowa City and were able to participate in a variety of election-based activities which included: canvassing on the campus of the University of Iowa as well as learning about the caucus process from campaign workers and how a national presidential campaign is run at a local level.  Students then attended an actual caucus in Coralville, Iowa and were able to observe this unique and historic process in action.  They were able to see the support of presidential candidates lobby for viability.  


Thank you to Social Studies teachers Tyler VanLandeghem and Sarah Radziewicz for giving students the opportunity to see democracy in action.