Dogs help teach students about democracy at Saint Agnes School

Posted at 6:24 PM, Oct 17, 2016

FORT WRIGHT, Ky. -- This election has really gone to the dogs.

Students at Saint Agnes School in Fort Wright are learning about the democratic process by participating in their own "doggie election."

The candidates seeking nomination from the "Dogocrats" and "Repuppycans" visited the school Monday in order to share their platforms with the students. The students register with one of the parties and vote for their favorite.

"Any time you can bring something to life within your building, where kids can visually see it, it certainly helps," principal Rich Hoyt said. "I think the fact that the dogs are here as well makes it more fun for the kids. What kid doesn't like dogs?"

A general election between the two nominees is planned for next month.