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Hispanic Liaison Youth Group makes it to “Top Ten” at State’s Teen Festival

Posted Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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Durham, NC - On March 24, ten talented members of the Hispanic Liaison Youth Group competed with other youth from all across the state in Durham at the annual TeenFest talent competition. The festival is an annual public health education event that features workshops and a talent showcase. The workshops focus on substance abuse prevention and violence reduction and the talent showcase exhibits this message through original acts that have an anti-substance or anti-violence theme.

The ten teens from Jordan Mathews High School in Siler City performed an original song written, choreographed, arranged and performed by the group members themselves conveying an anti-drug use and anti-gang involvement message. They were the first group of Hispanic youth to participate and make it to the finals since the first festival was held in 2005. They will compete again on April 14th with the other finalists for the winning prize of $1,000 at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh.

The group’s participation and stellar performance at this event is a public demonstration of the talents of Hispanic youth in Chatham County and a depiction of their dedication to keeping their county free of gangs and drugs.

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