Linden youth council meets U.S. Rep

Published 11:25 pm Wednesday, August 13, 2008

THOMASVILLE — Members of the Linden Youth Advisory Council met with U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) at the Southwest Regional Chamber of Commerce symposium held at the Thomasville Civic Center on Tuesday.

The YAC, made up of juniors and seniors at Linden High School and Marengo Academy, sat down with Rep. Bonner and discussed their career ideas and how they would work in a modern economy.

This was a wonderful opportunity to have a field trip so early in the school year,” said Council advisor Mitzi Gates. “I’m grateful to Marengo Academy principal John Holley and :HS principal Timothy Furman for being so supportive of this group.”

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The Linden YAC is in its second year, and is made up of successful and active students from both of Linden’s schools.

“These students represent the cream of the crop,” Gates said. “That makes it difficult to do things together, because they are all so active in their schools.”

Members of the Linden YAC include Linden High students Collette Butler, Markell Hayes, Meagin Hinton, Prince Lawson and Chantel Prince, and Marengo Academy students Colton Baugh, John Carlton, Hillary Dukes, Shelby Mathis and Carrie Page, Hillary Dukes, Shelby Mathis.