Democracy in action
By JACQUELINE MANNING
The Bristol Press
Student wins election as write-in,
but her freedom of speech is still the bigger issue
BURLINGTON - The upcoming seniors of Lewis Mills High School have demonstrated that democracy is still alive within their student government.
A recent release of the ballots for the school's 2008 student council election, which was held on May 25, revealed that 53 of Avery Doninger's classmates hand-wrote and circled her name on the ballots as 2008 class secretary.
Of the 128 total ballot votes, Avery received the ... [highest number] despite the fact that her name did not appear on the original ballot.