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Students say "there ought to be a law"

11:41 PM, Feb 26, 2011   |    comments
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Tampa, FL -- Several Bay area students got the chance to be a part of the political process today.

Students from dozens of Hillsborough County high schools pitched their best ideas at the 7th annual "Ought To Be a Law" town hall meeting. It's a competition where kids get to draft bills they feel should become state law.

The best ideas are presented to a panel of legislators and could be implemented.

Organizers say it's a hands-on way for students to get involved in politics.

"They present the bill, they meet with the people and they have that one-on-one opportunity to really see how the process works," said Social Studies supervisor Dr. Dennis Holt.

The winning students will get the chance to present their bill in Tallahassee.

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