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Teens to share opinions on local cable station

Peers selected nine of about 1,000 students to appear on TV; others will be guests on public affairs radio broadcast


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SUN YOUTH FORUM TELEVISION PANEL — AIRED ON UNLV-TV LEFT TO RIGHT: Aaron Liu, Palo Verde; Jamar Davis, Palo Verde; Alex Bybee, Bonanza; Erik Ringler, Foothill; John Lanuti, Green Valley; Kyle Ivey, Las Vegas Academy; Zak Fisher, Las Vegas Academy; Cody Andersen, A-Tech. JANUARY 11, 2012

2011 Sun Youth Forum

UNLV mascot Hey Reb poses with Chesley Estrada of East Career and Technical Academy and other students before the 2011 Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011. Nearly 1,000 students from 52 schools participated in the annual event. Launch slideshow »

Some of Clark County’s brightest high school students will appear on a TV public affairs show today and next Sunday, offering viewers a flavor of the thoughtful discussions about current events they had during the Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum.

Among the roughly 1,000 teenagers who participated in the 55th annual forum at the Las Vegas Convention Center, nine were chosen by their peers to share their experiences at 8:30 p.m. today and 8 p.m. Jan. 28 on Cox Cable channel 110.

The show was produced by UNLV TV at the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism.

Greenspun, who founded the Sun in 1950, launched the youth forum in 1956 as an opportunity to give high school students a platform to share with community leaders their opinions and recommendations involving the day’s current issues.

Some of the forum’s representatives have written follow-up columns in the Sun about the experience; others will be guests on a public affairs radio broadcast.

Appearing on the UNLV TV panel will be Cody Andersen, A-Tech; Ryan Benavente, Durango; Alex Bybee, Bonanza; Jamar Davis and Aaron Liu, Palo Verde; Zak Fisher and Kyle Ivey, Las Vegas Academy; John Lanuti, Green Valley; and Erik Ringler, Foothill.

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