Students take over county council

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kauai County Council’s JoAnn Yukimura and Mel Rapozo get a photo with Kapaa High American problems class students from Kapaa High with instructor Michelle Gibson and aides Thursday on the steps of the Historic County Building in Lihue before the students boarded a bus following the mock council meeting.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kapaa High School American problems class teacher Michelle Gibson testifies on the merits of school uniforms Thursday during the mock council meeting by the American problems class at the Historic County Building council chambers.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kauai Council Chair Mel Rapozo solicits testimony before the council chaired by Sydney Collins Thursday on a matter relating to school uniforms during the mock council meeting held by the Kapaa High American problems class at the Historic County Building council chambers.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kauai Council Chair Mel Rapozo helps Kapaa High student Nate Petrini with a procedural matter Thursday when the Kapaa High School American problems class held a mock council meeting at the Historic County Building council chambers.

LIHUE — Kauai Council Chair Mel Rapozo said most of the students were unaware they could testify at the Council meetings Thursday when nearly two dozen students at the Kapaa High School American Problems class assumed various roles during the mock council meeting at the historic County Building.

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