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Youth Town Council

The County Council invites students to voice their opinions about the county.

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The Montgomery County Council holds its first Youth Town Hall for students to voice their opinions on how the county can improve. The town hall was televised on the MCPS Channel.

The Montgomery County Council holds its first Youth Town Hall for students to voice their opinions on how the county can improve. The town hall was televised on the MCPS Channel.1Picture by Lorena KowalewskiEight county council members respond to the students' questions.2Picture by Lorena KowalewskiStudent Member of the Board Timothy Hwang kicks off the town hall.3Picture by Lorena KowalewskiOver a hundred students attended the meeting, but the time limitation made it so only a select few were able to ask questions.4Picture by Lorena KowalewskiEastern Middle School student Rachel Arbacher speaks against the potential magnet bus cuts.5Picture by Lorena KowalewskiCouncilmen George Leventhal and Phil Andrews contemplate some of the issues brought up by the students.6Picture by Lorena KowalewskiThis student tells the council about a problem with the lack of positive role models in the police department. 7Picture by Lorena KowalewskiSligo Middle School SGA President Paul B. Ellis voices concern over the potential end of Silver Spring's summer concert series. 8Picture by Lorena KowalewskiOne of the youngest students to speak at the meeting is a third grader from Piney Branch Elementary School. She told the council about how her third grade class stopped using of styrofoam trays to help the environment. 9Picture by Lorena KowalewskiThe students from Sligo Elementary School present posters they made to promote environmental responsibility. 10Picture by Lorena KowalewskiBlair sophomore Evelyn Diaz speaks against cutting the Blair Sports Academy and other similar sports programs.11Picture by Lorena KowalewskiNorthwood senior Nathan Taitano ends the televised portion of the meeting and asks the council to create more prevention programs for teens.12Picture by Lorena Kowalewski

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