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Giving the valley’s youth a voice since 1956

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Keys to our future, weighing in now

Students give thoughtful opinions on big issues during 52nd gathering

By Emily Richmond · Nov. 26, 2008

The discord of this past political season might have raised doubts about the state of public discourse in Nevada. But there was reason to hope for the future Tuesday as 946 high school students took part in the 52nd annual Sun Youth Forum, civilly debating topics including how to shore up the state’s economic base and whether the federal voting age should be lowered. More »

Sun Youth Forum 2008

By Voja Radosavljevic · Nov. 25, 2008

Sun Youth Forum 2008

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One thousand standout students from Clark County high schools participated in the 2008 Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum Tuesday, November 25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Students discussed issues ranging from the latest American economic bailout, to topics affecting their daily lives at home in the Silver State. Ten lucky seniors received $1,000 scholarships for college next year.

Meeting of the (young) Minds

By Steve Marcus · Nov. 25, 2008

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Students from across the Las Vegas Valley gathered Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at the Las Vegas Convention Center to participate in the 53rd annual Sun Youth Forum. In addition to debating national and Nevada issues, 10 lucky students were selected to receive $1,000 scholarships for college next year.

Media finalists honored at luncheon

Students give thoughtful opinions on big issues during 52nd gathering

By Emily Richmond · Nov. 26, 2008

The discord of this past political season might have raised doubts about the state of public discourse in Nevada. But there was reason to hope for the future Tuesday as 946 high school students took part in the 52nd annual Sun Youth Forum, civilly debating topics including how to shore up the state’s economic base and whether the federal voting age should be lowered. More »

About the Youth Forum

In 1955, Las Vegas Sun founder Hank Greenspun approached his newspaper’s staff with a concept to gather students and have them debate topics that interested them. More than 50 years later, Greenspun’s mission is still going strong. Many former participants have gone on to be community leaders, including Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Shelley Berkley. Read more »

Scholarship Recipients

Each year several lucky seniors are randomly chosen to receive a $1,000 scholarship. See this year's recipients »

Media Finalists

Twenty-one students were selected to report on their group's discussion topic via print, radio, and television. See the media finalists »

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