Former Soudertonarea High School student wins seat at presidential debate
“I didn’t think it was real,” said Ingrid Moyer, a former Souderton Area High School student who won a seat at the presidential debate Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Moyer graduated from Souderton in 2010 and is currently a junior at Long Island, New York’s Hofstra University, where she plays for the women’s soccer team.
She entered into the stu- dent lottery to get a ticket, and she was randomly selected to watch the debate between President Barak Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. She and 300 other Hofsta students were selected, including one of her housemates and some fellow Hofstra athletes.
She received an email the previous Saturday informing her that she was selected, and Moyer said she was very excited.
“I called my parents, and they were freaking out,” Moyer said.
Hofstra’s campus was lively that day, Moyer said, and students stood outside holding signs while MSNBC did a live broadcast.
She was seated in the middle of the room behind the selected undecided voters, but Moyer said she had a good view.
An undecided voter herself, 20-year-old Moyer said she didn’t know what to expect when she went to the townhall debate. She said she was surprised by how often the candidates interrupted each other, and she even found herself laughing at their interrup- tions. She said it was hard to tell who won.
“I didn’t think they directly answered the questions,” Moyer said.
Moyer had not previously been interested in politics, but after watching the debate, she said she feels more invested. The debate did not sway her one way or another on who to choose Nov. 6, and Moyer said she plans to do more research.
“I was just happy to be there and to see them speak live instead of on television,” Moyer said. “It was an amazing experience.”
Former SASD student Ingrid Moyer won a seat at the presidential debate Tuesday, Oct. 16.