Students to grill candidates

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 17, 2013

Candidates running for offices in Clemmons for the November elections will be grilled again this year by West Forsyth High civics students on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Voters are welcomed to attend the candidates forum the students have conducted before recent Village of Clemmons elections.

Candidates for mayor and village council will be quizzed in a session beginning at 7 p.m. at West Forsyth High’s Performing Arts Center. The six candidates running for the three open Village Council seats, Mary Cameron, Michael Gautreaux, Chuck Houska, Jack Ingle, Bill Lawry, and Mike Rogers, and the two candidates running for Mayor of Clemmons, John Bost, and Nick Nelson, will answer pre-selected questions, offer summaries of their platform and meet and greet the public after the discussion.

The Clemmons Candidate Forum is headed by Kristen Russ, civics teacher and her civics class students. This is the third time that Russ and West Forsyth High School have conducted a forum.

“I feel strongly that the students learn much more by actually doing this project hands-on, than they would by just reading about local political elections,” Russ said.

The event is being sponsored by the Clemmons Community Foundation, the Clemmons Civic Club and the West Forsyth Civics Classes …