Informed Young Leaders starts third year with events May 24, 26

May 12, 2017

The Informed Young Leaders Series starts its third year of PechaKucha-stylepresentations on a variety of political issues by local high school students with presentations at Oceanside High School May 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and at Medomak Valley High School May 26 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m.

Students from the two high schools will be delivering PechaKucha-style presentations (20 slides, 20 seconds per slide) on Immigration: By the Numbers’ at the events.

Both events are open to the public. There is no admission charge.

Students from Oceanside will be presenting on Common Myths of Immigration, Impacts of Immigration Policies and Benefits of Immigration for USA.

Students from Medomak Valley will be presenting on Immigration and the American Workforce, Assimilation of Immigrants, Examining the Legal vs. Illegal Status of Immigrants in America, and Comparing U.S. Immigration Policies vs. Other Countries’ Policies.

Working with the students for these events will be Chris Rector and Patrica Aho, regional representatives for U.S. Senators Angus King and Susan Collins, respectively. Also working with the students will be the branch managers from The First Bank, one of the lead sponsors for the Informed Young Leaders Series, and Dana Strout, a local trial attorney.

For more information contact Nick Lapham at or check out the event’s website at

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