Students from Acme, Linden and Carbon were treated to their very own political forum with the candidates of the Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills riding. Acme School held the event and invited others in the area for students to gain a better understanding of the provincial elections.
Although most that attended were under the voting age, they all enjoyed the opportunity to see their possible future MLA face to face.
"We all got to see all those different parties like the NDP, the UCP, the Alberta Party. We all found out that they all want to make Alberta a better place, but they all have different ways of getting there," explained Grade 9 Linden student Quin Sawyer.
Another Linden student, Avery Miller was intrigued by the fact that one of the candidates appeared by through video chat as he was attending university in Camrose.
Grade 8 Carbon student, Luke Silinsky, was inspired by the event to possibly choose politics as a career path.
"It inspired me to do politics so I could go to forums and educate younger people, junior high to other students if I was a politician."
Silinsky also remarked that changing the curriculum and make Indigenous history more widespread and mainstream would be part of his political platform should he run in the future.
Older students on the cusp of voting also thought the day was also impressed with the day. Grade 12 student Malachi Martin from Acme School is a few months away from voting age.
"I thought it was great because I find that a lot of kids these days don't like to get themselves involved in politics very much. I think having them coming to our school, and having them talk about their platform helped a lot of students form their own individual opinion on politics. I thought that was very interesting."