High school senior, 18, makes Athens school board

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Associated Press

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 6:04 PM

ATHENS, Mich. (AP) — Voters in the Battle Creek area have elected a high school student to the board of education.

The Battle Creek Enquirer (http://bcene.ws/PYgKpN ) reports that 18-year-old Eric McClure won elections to the Athens school board Tuesday with 1,183 votes. Incumbent Dan Loew also won a spot with 1,000 votes, while incumbent Kendra Falk missed the cut with 825 votes.

McClure says he "expected it to be a little bit closer than it was" and says he's "surprised by the vote but very, very happy."

Loew says he has no concerns about serving with a student. McClure is a senior at Athens High School.

School board terms begin Jan. 1, and trustees serve four-year terms.

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Information from: Battle Creek Enquirer, http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com

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