Oakland Junior High political convention

October 29, 2008 | 7:06 p.m. CDT
The media center at Oakland Junior High School was a wash of red, white and blue on Wednesday for the political convention hosted by the ninth-grade honors block. Booths for each campaign were set up, and students took turns at the podium speaking about what they learned. Candidates from national, state and local campaigns were represented, and politicians, parents, community members and fellow students were invited to attend. Event organizer Josh Johnson describes the convention, along with parent Julia Young. Students Ian McCann, JT Smith, Paige McCumber and Katy Ledbetter talk about their time campaigning and learning about candidates.

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