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HEHS Students Participate in Mock Presidential Debates

Hoffman Estates High School Social Studies Department conducted eight presidential debates on Nov. 2 and 3 to highlight and educate students on the issues facing the nation. Over 100 students participated in the debates with more than 1,000 in the audience. Covering topics that ranged from foreign policy to immigration to the economy students were both educated on the issues and engaged in the democratic process. In past debates student panels would play actual candidates by name. “In this contentious atmosphere, we as a department decided to have the students play the party rather than the candidate,” said Kevin Mallon, social studies ...