By Kristie Overson
Our Taylorsville City Youth Council had the opportunity to visit the State’s Legislature last Wednesday, January 29th. They participated in a mock debate regarding technology in schools along with other youth councils around the valley. Gano Hasanbegovic and Aubree Newton argued in opposition while Cole Arnold was a strong advocate for this bill. Tyler Newton and Jasey Wyatt sat on the committee that voted the bill down. Jasey Wyatt stated, “While the intent was good, the bill needed more work.”
After the debate, the youth toured the Capitol and then enjoyed listening to Anthony Robles, NCAA wrestling champion. Robles, born with one leg, had some deeply profound observations to share about finding the strength to master any challenge.
Legislators Wayne Harper, Johnny Anderson and Jim Dunnigan joined the youth for lunch. Taylorsville City Council Members Kristie Overson, Ernest Burgess, Dama Barbour and Dan Armstrong supported them as well. Mayor Larry Johnson was also on hand all day to observe our youth in action.