Shawnee Johnson, Illinois

Capital Area Career Center | Springfield, IL

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.

Shawnee Johnson thinks it is only fair that the next president of the U.S. take the American citizenship test.

Produced by Summer Cook, Trenton Pruetzel and Colette Wilcox, students of Capital Area Career Center in Springfield, Illinois. Instruction provided by SRL Connected Educator Paul LaMantia. Mentor support provided by PBS NewsHour.