Junior Achievement students are taking part in a nationwide mock election sponsored by the Pearson Foundation in Washington DC.
Before submitting their votes, the kids broke down the election by researching and debating the issues, and even giving speeches to the entire school addressing the differences of opinions.
"It's making them think. Instead of just kind of following the crowd or going with maybe, a popular opinion, it's really making them use their critical thinking skills as far as making serious decisions," sasys teacher Patty Jolliff-Lanford.
Student votes from across the country will be submitted and counted Thursday afternoon.
The results of this mock election: 173 students voted in favor of Barack Obama while 114 students voted for Mitt Romney.