The Roman Catholic cardinal electors begin their conclave Tuesday to decide on a successor to Pope Benedict XVI who resigned last month.
At Holy Savior Catholic Church and Academy in Wichita, students and staff are also weighing in on the process.
Middle school social studies teacher Mike Meyer hands out paper for an assignment.
"If you were a voting cardinal, what qualities, what characteristics are you looking for as the new pope?" he asks.
Thirteen year old, Kyree Straughter says he should be a strong leader, trustworthy and nice.