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Sun Youth Forum

Giving the valley’s youth a voice since 1956

2009 Sun Youth Forum

By Steve Marcus · Nov. 25, 2009

The Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum at the Las Vegas Convention Center Tuesday, November 24, 2009.

Teens tackle issues facing our state and nation

Nearly 1,000 students from 50 high schools gather for 53rd annual Sun Youth Forum

By Emily Richmond · Nov. 26, 2009

In 1955 then-Sun Publisher Hank Greenspun worried that adults weren’t doing enough listening and too many young voices were going unheard. For the 53rd annual Sun Youth Forum, nearly 1,000 students from 50 high schools gathered Tuesday at the Las Vegas Convention Center. They made full use of the opportunity to tackle the issues of the day, including such statewide concerns as whether to legalize marijuana and how to diversify Nevada’s economy. More »

Sun Youth Forum

By Scott Den Herder · Nov. 25, 2009

Hundreds of local high school students gathered at the Las Vegas Convention Center Tuesday for the annual Sun Youth Forum. For several hours, students engaged in debates and discussions with each other on numerous topics about local and world affairs. Student discussions were led by moderators who are leaders in the community.

Nevada’s just not for us, many top high schoolers say

Nearly 1,000 students from 50 high schools gather for 53rd annual Sun Youth Forum

By Emily Richmond · Nov. 26, 2009

In 1955 then-Sun Publisher Hank Greenspun worried that adults weren’t doing enough listening and too many young voices were going unheard. For the 53rd annual Sun Youth Forum, nearly 1,000 students from 50 high schools gathered Tuesday at the Las Vegas Convention Center. They made full use of the opportunity to tackle the issues of the day, including such statewide concerns as whether to legalize marijuana and how to diversify Nevada’s economy. More »

Sun Youth Forum Finalists

By Steve Marcus · Nov. 25, 2009

Students were selected to report on their group's discussion topic via print, radio, and television.

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 Former Rep. Shelley Berkley. Read more »

See Participants on TV

Participants from the 2009 Sun Youth Forum will discuss a wide range of issues at 8 p.m. Sunday on Cox Cable Channel 110. Read more »

Scholarship Recipients

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

Student Bios

Read extended bios for 28 students. See the bios »

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