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TAG students visit Oregon Legislature to study politics

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 20th, 2013

Lincoln County TAG students were paired with Oregon legislators for a day, including, from left, Margery Price of Taft High School with Central Coast Rep. David Gomberg; Carsyn Wiley of Newport Prep Academy with Clackamas County Rep. Brent Barton; and William Beaudry of Newport Prep Academy at the desk of Lake Oswego Rep. Chris Garrett. (Courtesy photo)

A group of local seventh- and eighth-grade students experienced the state legislative process first-hand in a program that included a day-long visit to the Oregon state capitol building in Salem, a Committee Day in Newport, and a Mock Legislature in Lincoln City.

This year, 47 students in the districtís Talented and Gifted (TAG) program participated. TAG advisors Donna Foster and Kathi Downing say the program requires a commitment from the young students to do research, work independently on their bills outside of class time, and personally interact with state legislators.

For the complete article see the 03-20-2013 issue.

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