NUI Mock Election
On Wednesday, October 27, 2021, NUI Middle School 6th-8th grade students participated in the New Jersey Mock Election. The NJ Mock election is a state-wide activity, with the objective to teach students the importance of civic engagement and voting. The NJ Mock Election has students, ranging from grades 4 to 12, vote primarily via electronic ballots. Students submitted their ballots individually online for Governor. Schools from 26 legislative districts participated with a total of roughly 16,000 students casting votes.
In this Mock Election, Noor-Ul-Iman Middle School students, Layla M. (8th grader) represented Jack Ciattarelli, and Rayyaan M. (7th grader) represented Phil Murphy. The students prepared and gave campaign speeches to the Middle School students, and taught them about the real candidates, and their plans for New Jersey if elected. The results were announced on November 2, 2021: Rayyaan (Phil Murphy) won the NUI Middle School NJ Mock Election. Both candidates thanked the voters, and Rayyaan (Phil Murphy) gave an inspirational acceptance speech! Layla and Rayyaan are members of the NUI Junior Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society. Their efforts in this year's Mock Election is one of the many school wide activities that Junior Rho Kappa provides for the NUI Middle School, to promote global citizenship. Congratulations to Layla and Rayyaan for a job well done!