JHS students participate in forum with political candidates - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

JHS students participate in forum with political candidates

A group of Region 8 students were given the chance to hear from political candidates Tuesday afternoon. A group of Region 8 students were given the chance to hear from political candidates Tuesday afternoon.

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -   A group of Region 8 students were given the chance to hear from political candidates Tuesday afternoon.

Five Republican candidates spoke to about 100 students at Jonesboro High School in a question and answer session for over an hour.

The program, started by JHS Government teacher Jon Newman, is aimed to help give students a true look at politics and how issues affect voters in the region.  

Newman says he wants his students to take a look at what issues matter here in Arkansas.  "Tell them what a Republican actually is and what a Republican in Arkansas is versus a Republican on the national stage."  Newman said, "Then next Tuesday we hope to have the Democrats in here to represent the other side of the coin."

JHS Senior Katie Neilson says she was excited when she first heard about the political forum.  "I just think that it's amazing that they're bringing this in so that we can be more informed about local politics and I think that's something that most people my age aren't really that aware of." said Katie Neilson.

Copyright 2012 KAIT. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Downtown businesses help out City Youth Ministries

    Downtown businesses help out City Youth Ministries

    Friday, November 17 2017 9:22 PM EST2017-11-18 02:22:20 GMT
    Friday, November 17 2017 9:55 PM EST2017-11-18 02:55:05 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The holidays are just around the corner and businesses in downtown Jonesboro spent Friday evening giving back to kids in the community.

    The holidays are just around the corner and businesses in downtown Jonesboro spent Friday evening giving back to kids in the community.

  • FCC to allow phone companies to block illegal robocalls

    FCC to allow phone companies to block illegal robocalls

    Friday, November 17 2017 9:40 PM EST2017-11-18 02:40:38 GMT
    Friday, November 17 2017 9:51 PM EST2017-11-18 02:51:13 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    The Attorney General of Arkansas was successful in getting the Federal Communications Commission’s to allow phone companies to block illegal robocalls.

    The Attorney General of Arkansas was successful in getting the Federal Communications Commission’s to allow phone companies to block illegal robocalls.

  • Arkansas State University convention center coming soon

    Arkansas State University convention center coming soon

    Friday, November 17 2017 9:07 PM EST2017-11-18 02:07:11 GMT
    Friday, November 17 2017 9:47 PM EST2017-11-18 02:47:34 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    After presenting a request to get their Embassy Suites Hotel and convention center up and running, the O’Reilly group received the green light from the Jonesboro Advertising and Promotions Commission. However, not without certain stipulations in that request.

    After presenting a request to get their Embassy Suites Hotel and convention center up and running, the O’Reilly group received the green light from the Jonesboro Advertising and Promotions Commission. However, not without certain stipulations in that request.

Powered by Frankly