BY: ABDISADIK AIDRUS
In a vote conducted by the Social Studies department, the referendum to renovate Apollo High School passed. Read more to see the results of the real vote on November 8th.
Apollo students have, once again, made their voices heard. This time the topic in question wasn’t about who should be our 45th president, it was, rather, the approval to build a new Tech high school and refurbish Apollo. It appears that the superintendent's monthly persuasion and encouragement throughout newspapers, including the Apollo NewsFeed, has worked wonders on Apollo students who voted almost unanimously to build a new Tech High School (94.7% voted YES) and renovate Apollo (69.6% voted YES).
The St. Cloud community in general were, however, not affected by the superintendent’s charming and brilliant ideas, or so it might appear. Only 234 votes of more than 45,700 pushed the first question (make a new Tech) to pass, giving the school district permission to build a new Technical High School on the south side of the city.
As far as Apollo is concerned, unfortunately the second question failed by about 1,348 votes. The "yes" vote on the second ballot question (renovate Apollo) had 22,060 votes — about 48.52 percent of the vote — and the "no" vote had 23,408 votes, which was about 51.48 percent of the vote.
No, we are not getting our school renovated, but on the bright side, next time when the school board decides to put a question on the vote, we will be prioritized.