Hosemann visits Starkville to ‘Promote the Vote'
Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann visited Overstreet Elementary School for Promote the Vote where he discussed politics, voting and Mississippi history and where it is projected for the future.
This year's Promote the Vote theme is Mississippi's Bicentennial. The program includes an art and essay contest with submissions due Dec. 1.
The Promote the Vote program is open to all students and teachers in kindergarten through 12th grade. Participation is also available to private, parochial and home school associations.
Within the program, there are two categories for the Promote the Vote contest. One is a visual arts category featuring an illustration called "My Mississippi." Students are encouraged to identify what affects them the most in their region of the state.
There is also a writing category titled "Moving Forward" where students will write an essay identifying what he or she considers to be one of the most important future issues facing the region they live in today. In the essay students are asked to describe the issue and their proposal for how citizens and elected officials should address the issue.
The winners of the essay and art con-
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Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann visited Overstreet Elementary School for Promote the Vote. Hosemann talked to students about politics and Mississippi history, among other topics related to voting.