KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A local high school hopes to get more young people to vote in this year's presidential election than ever before.
Tuesday, more than 100 students in the government classes at Ruskin High School learned how to register to vote.
We spoke to government teacher Kevin Scharlau, who says it is great to see so many of his students get involved.
"It's incredible getting to teach a government class during the middle of the election because you can use real world examples that they're seeing on the news every night and that are going to affect them in the future," he said.
"This would be my first time ever doing it," said Bryce Lampkia, a senior at Ruskin. "I feel like excited to try something new. Everybody else in my family is voting, so I'm going to try it too."
The classes also spent most of the hour talking about this year's candidates and the national conventions.
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