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Student Leadership group sponsors candidate debate

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JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Student Leadership Johns Creek, a program sponsored by the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce, will conduct a candidate’s debate from 6:30-9:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 18 at Chattahoochee High School.

There will be a 30-minute “meet-and-greet” with the debate beginning at 7.

Student Leadership Johns Creek is a competitive program that involves 92 students and encompasses all four high schools in Johns Creek – Centennial, Chattahoochee, Johns Creek and Northview.

Student Leadership Executive Director Irene Sanders said nine members of the leadership program have been selected to the Georgia Secretary of State Ambassadors Program.

“It is those nine students who will moderate the debate and tape the proceedings,” Sanders said. “They will create their own questions based on their determination of the issues and manage the event. It will be completely run by the students.”

As state ambassadors, these students work in conjunction with the Secretary of State’s office to facilitate events to educate and encourage residents to become more involved in local politics.

Hosting a candidate debate was a natural fit for the student leaders, Sanders said.

The format will be to place all questions into a container for the moderator to draw randomly, then ask alternating candidates to respond.  


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