Washington, D.C. experience an eye-opener for Sweet Home student


December 5, 2018

MADELYN NEUSCHWANDER stands on the steps of the U.S. Capitol during her trip to Washington for a youth summit.

After attending a Washington, D.C., summit on school violence, high school senior Madelyn Neuschwander and City Councilor Lisa Gourley say at-risk students need more support and more counselor time dedicated to helping these students could help decrease the chances of school violence locally.

Neuschwander, representing the city's Youth Advisory Council, traveled with Gourley to Washington, D.C., in October to attend the Student Gun Violence Summit. Some 150 students, many of them from schools where gun violence has occurred, attended the summit to discuss the issue and develop and action p...

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