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First-time voters from Butler Traditional High School come together to watch final presidential debate

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The final debate was a big draw for local high school students. 

A first impression can be a lasting one, but many students at a Butler Traditional High School watch party were more concerned with the parting shots from Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

"You want to see how they are really going to put up that last fighting chance," said Taylor Farlow, a senior at Butler. "Who is really going to show their best behavior. Who really wants the country to be theirs."

More than 100 students from Butler came together here at Roosters off Dixie Highway on Wednesday night for a debate watch party. And yes, they did get extra credit for showing up.

As their generation prepares to head to the polls, many will be doing so for the very first time. A recent USA Today poll shows that millennials back Clinton over Trump by more than an average of 3:1.

But we asked the group Wednesday about their enthusiasm to vote as the same report says the negative campaigns from Trump and Clinton are turning away the younger voters.

"It's the first time we can vote, and it will affect our lives forever," said Taylor Browning, a senior at Butler. "Who you want to win or not this debate will affect our lives forever." 

Polls show millennials' excitement and general enthusiasm to vote spiked all the way back in March of this year, at the time Bernie Sanders was trying to rally the millennial voters in his bid for the Democratic nomination.

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