Not only did this provide a chance to dig into subjects I wanted to know more about, but it also gave my classmates and I an opportunity to speak our minds.
Earlier this school year, Floyd Dryden eighth grade teacher Samantha Davis asked me if the Capital City Weekly would be a venue for her language arts students to publish some persuasive essays they wrote for class. Then the process took place.
Floyd Dryden Middle School Editorial Board|
Samantha Alex (leader)
Edward Hurtte (leader)
The result was 17 selected essays, some of which are featured in this issue on Pages 27-32. The others will run in future issues.
The topics are broad and range from school oriented issues, such as school cafeteria food, to national topics, such as the war in Iraq. The essays are persuasive in nature as that was the school assignment.
I hope you will take a few moments to read what is on the minds of Juneau eighth-graders. This is their outlet and hopefully many more opportunities will follow for them in the future.