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Richwood High School Students Want the President to Know This About Drug Abuse

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Ahead of President Obama's Wednesday visit to Charleston, students at Richwood High School have produced a video highlighting issues of substance abuse in Nicholas County.

Participating in PBS News Hour's Student Reporting Lab, the students at Richwood High spoke to recovering addicts, their family members and law enforcement officials to paint a gripping picture of the problems they face in the area. 

Chuck Frostick is a WVPB producer and mentor to the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab. Susan Johnson is their teacher, and Tarrin Neal their mentor. Students include Kendra Amick, Jesse Dotson, Haley Brown, Jayde Robinson and Shelden Morris.

Have a look at the video below: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--IfzmnOq2U


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