Mayor Gets Social With Students

Byrd Visit To Skyline Aims To Spark Civic Engagement In Children

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Posted: August 30, 2014

Eliezer Pena (left), 13, and Marilyn Portillo-Lemus (right), 13, both eighth-graders at Skyline Middle School, listen as Mayor Ted Byrd helps them solve a hypothetical local government issue during class on Friday. (Photos by Jason Lenhart)
Mayor Ted Byrd addresses students Friday during a visit to Michael McClurg’s social studies class at Skyline Middle School.

HARRISONBURG — A group of middle school social studies students were handed a citywide problem to solve Friday morning by the mayor of Harrisonburg himself.

“Let’s say you have my job. You’re the…



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