Students Discuss Hillary Clinton's Visit To Greensboro

First-Time Voters Share Thoughts About Speech

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Hillary Clinton visited Greensboro for her first public appearance since Sunday. 

And, with Thursday's rally happening at UNC-Greensboro, many of the attendees at the rally were students. Several of those students will vote in their first presidential election. 

Before the rally, many of those first-time voters said they wanted to hear about one thing: Clinton's plans to help students. 

"I would really hope that, since she's on a college campus, she'll maybe speak a little about some of the policies she's making for college tuition," said Yajaira Duart, a senior. 

Another senior, Ian Courts, said, "[I want to] really hear what her vision is for the country, for young people, and to see what her plans are for those of us who are graduating college, especially with loan debt."

Samaya Roary is a freshman from Charlotte. She was interested in hearing something different. 

"[I hope to] hear what she will do at the national level to help our great state," she said. "And, just a little bit more about her and the youth."

After the rally, Roary said she was satisfied with most of what Clinton had to say. She added, however, she wanted to hear more about Clinton's plans for students. 

"Overall, her speech illustrated [Clinton's] desire and passion to help families as a whole," she wrote in a text message. "And, while she mentioned college students, it wasn't necessarily emphasized or focused on as much as I expected."

Each student says they're excited to vote in their first presidential election Nov. 8. 

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