Nick DeRitis, New Jersey

Cape May County Technical High School | Cape May Court House, NJ

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.

Nick DeRitis has watched the price of college tuition triple in recent years. He hopes the next president will prioritize affordable higher education.

Produced by Sarah Doherty and Jacqueline Payne, students of Cape May County Technical High School in Cape May Court House, New Jersey. Instruction provided by SRL Connected Educator Chris Jones. Mentor support provided by the PBS NewsHour.