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Young Democrats Hold Their First Meeting

Words: Izzie Chausse

On April 8 at 7 pm, the Centennial’s newly formed Young Democrats club began their first ever event.

The topic of the event was racial bias in the current judiciary system, and Club President Barry Plunkett began the evening with some opening questions for the three event speakers. These speakers included Howard County Police Sergeant Stephanie Wall, Attorney Donna Hill Staton, and defense attorney Charles Fuller.

Each speaker introduced themselves and gave background information that tied themselves to the subject, racial bias. Then these three respectable men and women opened the floor to questions from students, staff, and other members of the community. The Ferguson shooting, discrimination amongst the community towards police officers, and even the recent South Carolina police shooting were a few of the topics touched on by the speakers.

A majority of the audience was Young Democrat board members and other Centennial students, all of whom were very attentive and curious, asking questions that really got the speakers thinking. The turn-out was more than the club had expected, and they even had to add seats!

If you are interested in joining the Young Democrats Club, come out to their next meeting on April 17 after school!

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