Marika Marklin, Wisconsin

Wauwatosa East High School | Wauwatosa, WI

What if teenagers felt they had a voice in the future of our country? This election season, the Student Reporting Labs network of more than 100 schools across the country asked middle and high school students to talk to the next president about the issues they feel need to be addressed.

Marika Marklin is tired of the fine arts always getting the ax when school’s experience budget cuts. She wants the next president to defend arts education.

Produced by Ksenia Kostelanetz, a student of Wauwatosa East High School in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Instruction provided by SRL Connected Educator Jean Biebel. Station support provided by Milwaukee Public Television.