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9th grade Union County student wins ‘I voted’ sticker contest

UNION COUNTY, N.C. — A ninth grade student won Union County’s “I Voted” sticker contest.

The Union County Board of Elections started the contest earlier in September that allowed students to create an original design for stickers that will be given to voters on Nov. 8 during the General Election.

Rules and guidelines for the contest included things, such as the phrase must include “I Voted.”

Hannah Metz at Central Academy of Technology won the sticker contest. She will receive a $100 Visa gift card.

“Congratulations to Hannah for being awarded first place,” said Board of Elections Director Kristin Jacumin. “We encourage residents to vote in the upcoming November 8 General Election and know they will be proud to wear Hannah’s design as their I Voted sticker.”

The Board of Elections received entries from Union County Public Schools, private and home-school students in grades K – 12.

The top 10 entries were chosen by the Board of Elections staff. The public was then asked to vote for their favorite design.

Hannah’s design received 17% of the total votes cast between Sept. 15 and Sept. 25.

The design receiving the second highest vote total from the public was drawn by Weddington High School student Mairin Rose Robertson.

The third-place design was by Mia Perez of Piedmont Middle, and the fourth-place design was drawn by Ella Ross of Weddington High School.

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