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Savannah Youth Council celebrates graduation

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The 35 members of the Savannah Youth Council celebrated the completion of the program on Thursday with a graduation ceremony.

The eighth grade students from Chatham County have spent the past year learning about government and undergoing leadership and public speaking training.

The program is organized by the City of Savannah as part of an effort to engage young citizens with their city government and create a more involved public.

"You are going to have to decide whether you'll be serious about preparing yourself, that you're going to be persistent about pursuing your goals, and that you are going to perform at the highest levels of whatever you choose to do," former Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson told the graduates.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Savannah Youth Council Program which was created in 2004.

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