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Sun Youth Forum

Giving the valley’s youth a voice since 1956

2007 Sun Youth Forum

By Steve Marcus · Nov. 20, 2007

2007 Sun Youth Forum Roundup

By Emily Richmond · Nov. 20, 2007

Should the gaming industry have to pay higher taxes to raise funding for schools? How is Southern Nevada managing growth? And do you think Las Vegas would benefit from a major league sports team? These are just a few of the questions debated by the best and the brightest of Southern Nevada’s high school students at the 2007 Sun Youth Forum. More than 950 students from 45 high schools took part in the forum, held Tuesday at the Las Vegas Convention Center. More »

Sun Youth Forum

By Matt Toplikar · Nov. 20, 2007

More than 950 students from 45 high schools took part in the annual Sun Youth Forum, held Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

About the Youth Forum

In 1955, Las Vegas Sun founder Hank Greenspun approached his newspaper’s staff with a concept to gather students and have them debate topics that interested them. More than 50 years later, Greenspun’s mission is still going strong. Many former participants have gone on to be community leaders, including Sen. Harry Reid and Former Rep. Shelley Berkley. Read more »

Scholarship Recipients

Each year several lucky seniors are randomly chosen to receive a $1,000 scholarship. See the recipients »

Media Finalists

Twenty-one students were selected to report on their group's discussion topic via print, radio, and television. See the finalists »