Teens weigh in on future of American political system

When high school senior Devon Wood sits down at the dinner table with her parents they catch up on what’s happening at school or at the farm. But as of late, midterm elections — and politics in general — have dominated their evening conversations…

The Shenandoah High School student is producing a news story about female politicians in the Hawkeye State, which includes interviews with Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Staci Appel, who is running for Congress. She has decided to pursue a degree in political science, has shadowed Sen. Joni Ernst and proudly admits that she’d like to run for office one day.

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