Students Surveyed on Fave President


Presidents’ Day was celebrated earlier this week. This holiday celebrates our first president, George Washington, who was born on Feb. 22, 1732, and Abraham Lincoln, who was born on Feb. 12, 1809. 

The holiday has become a celebration of all U.S presidents, however, not just these two well-known leaders.

In conjunction with President’s Day – and with the 2020 presidential primaries in full swing – 100 Saint Francis students participated in a survey that asked them who is their favorite president.

The winner was Barack Obama, who received a quarter of the vote count (25), followed by runner-up Abraham Lincoln, who received 20 votes. John F. Kennedy was a distant third, receiving 12 votes. 

 “He made a lot of progressive changes as president,” said Jenna Hartmann about Obama. 

 “Obama cared about people outside of his presidential term,” said Makenzie Pollard.

 “Lincoln was revolutionary for the modern society that we live in today,” said Noah Brunhuber. “Without him, America would not be the way it is now.”

Jada Dapaa’s vote went to Kennedy.

“He was idolized and did a lot in his short term,” said Dapaa. “He made a lot of reforms and supported civil rights.” 

Presidents’ Day is a day of remembrance of all presidents who have served our country. Enjoy the freedoms that have been protected by our commanders-in-chief since the beginning of the United States of America.