LORDSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – High school students in the Lordstown Political History Club will be going to Cleveland to see the political process first-hand.
They have been invited to an official delegate event on Sunday and on Monday, they can attend the official Trumbull County Republican Party Convention Event, which is not school-sponsored. The last event on Wednesday is a special exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The students are excited about the Republican National Convention, despite protests that will be going on in the area.
“We obviously have those concerns. If we think there’s any issues at all, we will not be going,” Superintendent Terry Armstrong said. “We told the students that, and they’re very understanding. Their safety comes first so if we sense there’s any issues, we’re not going to be going, but we’re really hopeful.”
The threat of protests doesn’t worry senior Hannah Emmerson at all.
“I like the protesters because I like to see opposition, and then I like to engage in the opposition. However, like with Dallas and everything, I have faith in our police officers so I don’t think there’s going to be a problem.”
Students need to confirm by Tuesday if they want to take part in the activities.