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Lugoff-Elgin High School hosts legislative forum
Mara at Legislative Forum
Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Chair Mara Jones talks to Lugoff-Elgin High Schools entire junior and senior class about issues affecting education at a legislative forum last Tuesday. Local and state representatives answered questions formulated by students about tax credits, jobs and college tuition. - photo by Miciah Bennett
Local and state representatives told students at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) that education is the key to the future during a Sept. 17 legislative forum at the school. The L-EHS Student and School Improvement councils, with the help of L-EHS school improvement council member Robert Price, hosted the forum to encourage juniors and seniors to engage in the political process and register to vote. Those speaking during the forum in the L-EHS auditorium included S.C. Sen. Thomas McElveen S.C. representatives Laurie Slade Funderburk, Jimmy Bales and Grady Patterson; Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Chair Mara Jones; and Kelly Long, regional director for U.S. Sen. Timothy Scott.