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November 9, 2013

Swearing to make a difference

Officials deem city's first teen summit a success



More than 200 students pre-registered for the event, and it appeared many were also in attendance.

“We want to expose the youth of Madison County to an experience where they can be exposed to events that will motivate them while being socially responsible,” Spriggs-Weatherly said.

Tables representing college opportunities, public agencies and the police department were also available to provide information to the students before the guest speaker, Laymon Hicks, gave a talk.

Judy Streeter, president of Anderson’s Black Expo, was thrilled with the turnout for the event.

“We’ve never done anything on this kind of scale when it comes to a teen summit,” she said. “I’m very pleased with the turnout and the adult volunteers and sponsorship.”

Spriggs-Weatherly said she is planning to have a total of four teen summits by this time next year. She said the next one is scheduled for February, with additional summits planned for May and August — if funds can be raised for the events

“The one in August will be before school starts to get them ready for school,” she said.

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