Senator Ron Wyden holds community town hall at MHS
Posted on 06/03/2015

McMinnville High School (MHS) was the site of Friday’s Yamhill County community town hall meeting featuring Senator Ron Wyden. Community members and students from MHS’s ASB leadership, AP history classes and Model UN club spent 90 minutes interacting with the senator on a number of topics.

Zaira McKay, president of the MHS Model UN club, introduced Senator Wyden, and McMinnville Mayor Rick Olson moderated the flow of questions from the audience. Attendees interested in asking a question were given a ticket, and ticket numbers were drawn at random.

“Our high school is an integral part of this community,” said Dr. Kris Olsen, principal.  “We were happy to open our doors to the public and offer our students a chance to participate in the democratic process.”

Questions from students ranged from immigration, standardized testing, health care, minimum wage, sex trafficking and the cost of college tuition.

Read the News-Register coverage of the town hall.