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Globetrotters teach civcs to Sacred Heart kids

Posted at 6:27 PM, Sep 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-20 19:30:58-04
A civics lesson at Sacred Heart Elementary and Middle school Tuesday with a twist - Harlem globetrotters showing off and teaching kids the importance of voting and staying away from drugs and alcohol.
 
Between the tricks, excitement and jokes, an important lesson in civic responsibility.
 
The Globtrotters are helping launch the Every Kid Votes! learning program in schools across the country.
 
These sacred heart students already know why voting is important.
 
"When you get older it might be more important,” said Arayah Ross, 5th grade. “The world might start changing and other things might happen." 
 
"It can make a difference in the world with any president that you have for any other years in the world,” said Langston Parmer, 6th grade. “If you want a good president you can probably have the best country in the whole world." 
 
"So you can know what's going to happen, what's going to happen in the future when you're able to vote and when you're able to know all of the politics and stuff," said Devin Miller, 8th grader.
 
"It's important to vote if you want like a certain president or who's running for president to be president," said Jessica Turner, 8th grade.
   
With their civics lessons ingrained, the globetrotters explained how they got to where they are.
 
"I stayed away from drugs, alcohol and cigarettes and I was responsible enough to make sure that I would go to the gym every day and practice," said Tyrone “Hollywood” Brown. 
 
The Globetrotters, one of them a former Sacred Heart student, promised to give a $5,000 scholarship to a student involved with civics.