Lobby Day at Whetstone

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By Myra Wood

On Wednesday May 22 the sophomore humanities students at whetstone participated in Lobby Day. On this day members of the class presented their service learning projects and “lobbied” members of our community, school board, and local government for a better world.

The projects are on wide variety of issues that require solutions and advocacy. Students chose projects ranging from “Saving the Sea Turtles,” to ending standardized testing.

No matter the issue students advocated for their changes by doing things like making social media accounts on platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook where they spread their messages and information, calling local representatives, and making efforts to spread awareness of their cause and solutions.

During this process, they wrote individual research papers, got into groups with people with similar or same topics, made huge poster boards to display their research and solutions.

The Braves messenger went out to interview some students taking part in lobby day to see what they were advocating for and how they think the actual lobby day will go. Watch the braves messenger see what their projects were on.

Here are some of their social media accounts to learn more, follow, and help them spread awareness of their issues.

Instagram:
@womensrights_period

@keep_the_claws

@fight_standardized_testing

@sports.vs.financing

@sea.turtles_

@late_school_starttime ,also on facebook

@youthforinclusion

@schoolgreenspaces

@stopabuseofdogs_

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