Westminster Middle School Students React To 2020 Election

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“Well, in my end reaction I really wasn’t that surprised, like I feel like a lot of people kind of saw it coming. But, I was really surprised at how Georgia’s turning out with all the results turning blue, I think that’s really showing a shift in our nation.” -Alan Merhic, 7th Grade

Nigel Shoyoye

With the election being such an important event for all American citizens, we wanted to ask some of the Middle School students for their opinions about the outcome. Some quotes have been edited for length and clarity.

“I was actually happy that Biden won, cause I agree with some of his policies, and I personally don’t like Trump. So, I’m glad that there’s a new president in office or going to be sworn in office, and I think it’s good that we elected a new president.”
-Jack Stewart, 8th Grade
“Um, I don’t know. It’s taking a while, so, I guess. I don’t really know if it’s over yet. I don’t know.”
-Harris Farr, 7th Grade
“Uh, I don’t really care. I would have preferred if Trump won, but I don’t care.”
-Carson Streaker, 8th Grade
“I was certainly surprised by how long it took to get the results. I was relieved I think, and I think the country will be better off when we get past the election and move on to the next four years.”
-Nicholas Tepper, 7th Grade
“I was disappointed that it was super close, I feel like there should have been more of a blue wave. But, I think that the outcome was good, and I am happy about the direction our country is going in.”
-Kate Castle, 8th Grade
“I am super ecstatic because this racist, sexist, homophobic, and misogynistic man is finally gonna be out of office.”
-Eloisa Bloom, 8th Grade
“I was really happy because I can keep my rights now, and I’m glad he’s gone. I was just really happy, and I started screaming because like Eloisa said, the racist misogynistic man is gone.”
-Camila Hernandez, 8th Grade
“So, during the beginning, I thought it [the election] was so stressful, and everybody has such strong opinions . . . and then that causes friendships to be messed with, and I know many cases of that, not only just at Westminster but at other schools . . . But, at the end I was just really relieved because by the time it’s over it’s just like, “Ok, we have a president, he’s not racist, we can just calm down and have a good time.” Yeah, that’s what I think.”
-Caroline Dolan, 8th Grade