Today is Election Day in the United States. In honor of the 18-year-olds who are voting for the first time, Youth Journalism International offers a reflection from exactly seven years ago today:
By Tyler Wentland
Youth Journalism International
TERRYVILLE, Conn., U.S.A. -- There are certain milestones in life that they say everyone goes through, such as getting your first kiss, your driver’s license and making your first vote.
As I pulled up the driveway an elderly man was sitting in a lawn chair wearing a big furry hat, smiling and waving to me as I drove by.
It felt good, almost welcoming, like I was doing the right thing and everyone, even strangers, were proud of me.
As I walked along the sidewalk of Main Street School, which I had attended so many years ago... To read Tyler's entire piece, click on this link.