Here are some of the responses from the two high schools:
At both Travis and Akins, the Penny Poll showed a priority for spending on Education, with 38% of the penny vote at Travis and 31% of the vote at Akins. As one young man said at Akins, with enough funding for education, all our other needs can be met.
Penny Poll results at Travis: 38% for Education, 25% for Health Care, 17% for Humanitarian Aid, 14% for the Environment, 5% for the Military, 1% for NASA
Penny Poll results at Akins: 31% for Education, 21% for Health Care, 17% for the Military, 14% for the Environment, 10% for Humanitarian Aid, 7% for NASA.
We appreciated meeting some of the other tablers at the Akins career fair, including young adults from a cosmetology school, Americorps members working with an after-school 4-H program, and a representative for a study-abroad college program.
It was also good to see this book display in the Akins HS Library for African-American History Month.
Thanks, Travis Rebels and Akins Eagles!