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Chaparral students share ideas at annual Sun Youth Forum

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Chaparral students attended the annual Sun Youth Forum at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Chaparral students attended the annual Sun Youth Forum at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Chaparral students attended the annual Sun Youth Forum at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Julie Aisa, Staff Writer

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Juniors and seniors from Chaparral High School attended the annual Sun Youth Forum held at the Las Vegas Convention Center Nov. 7.

The students discussed multiple topics and attended multiple rooms. Every room featured mediators related to their topic, ranging from newspaper publishers to retired police officers, to lawyers, and to school board officials.

Topics ranged from gun control to homeland security to how social media affects teenagers. Each room featured a different focus, whether it was strictly Nevada or worldwide issues.

Students drove conversation, allowing ideas and thoughts to be shared from different experiences and upbringings.

“The topic that intrigued me the most was abortion,” senior Kathleen Morala said. “We talked about how other countries had made it illegal and how dangerous it was.”

Students from all over the district attended the Sun Youth Seminar, dressed professionally, and ready to express their opinions in order to begin a line of changes in the community.

Senior Makayla Clark responded that her mediator took all of the points made in her room into account and promised to represent these points in her line of work to distinguish changes in the community.

“Overall, it was a good experience,” Clark said. “It was my first time going and I would definitely recommend others to go. It was a great learning experience just listening and being there.”

Moderators eagerly motivated the students, pushing them in hopes the students recognize the power the current youth owns. The adults also reminded students that they can be the change the world desperately needs to witness in dark times.

“It’s incredible to see how aware students are about the world around them,” said Chaparral Sun Youth Forum adviser Paul Delos Santos, who attended the conference as a student in 2003. “There is too much talk about apathy from this generation, so events like these really highlight that the future can and will be bright.”

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  1. Victor L on November 15th, 2017 10:44 am

    Go our generation!

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