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Many from Forsyth take part in Youth Assembly
The Forsyth County participants gathered for this photo during the recent 69th Youth Assembly at the state capitol in Atlanta. - photo by For the Forsyth County News

The Georgia Center for Civic Engagement, a program of the State YMCA of Georgia, recently held its 69th Youth Assembly at the state capitol in Atlanta.  

More than 300 students in ninth through 12thgrades took part in the three-day learning opportunity that brings Georgia’s state government alive.

Randell Trammell, executive director of the State YMCA of Georgia, said in a statement that “programs like the Youth Assembly provide opportunities for teens to gain self-esteem and  leadership skills, while experiencing government in exciting ways that builds a sense of civic responsibility that last into adulthood.

Forsyth County participants included students from North Forsyth and West Forsyth high schools, as well as Heritage Christian Academy and Forsyth homeschoolers.

Among them were: Alli Burch, Collin Burruss, Hannah Floyd, Rebecca Gerhard, Shannon Gerhard, Ansley Godfrey, Jared Hamby, Anna Hiddleston, Madison Honea, Dakota Martin, Elijah McBryant, Justin Olive, Bianca Papa, Hayley Pruitt, Holly Reeves, Mary Rose Reeves, Lauren Sgambato, Gurb Singh, Amelia Steele, Brad Weaver and Kassandra Wilcox.