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Student Congress attend anti-violence conference

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It is a sad reality that in 2019 school shootings and violence in schools are becoming more and more common. These tragedies leave parents, students, and administration asking how they happened and how to prevent them from happening again. These are just some of the questions that Janice McDaniels and Broderick Conessero, student consultants for Shelby County schools, are asking.

On April 9th 2019, all the members of Student Congress were invited to the S.A.V.E. conference at the Agricenter to discuss how we can be the change in our schools.

The breakouts session focused on talent: students using songs, poems, and visual demonstrations to demonstrate the problems and struggles. Students like Kennedy Ray (11) and Allison Smith (12) performed poems and songs talking specifically about how hard it is to focus on math while being fearful in your own school.

The main session of the conference had all different kinds of speakers; from representatives from Jackson State, people from the school board, and students from every school in the district. The S.A.V.E. conference was a way to show unity and hope in a time of fear and paranoia.

Kennedy Ray/Used with Permission
White Station Student Congress members attend the Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) conference at the Agricenter to speak out against problems in our schools.

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Student Congress attend anti-violence conference