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      Sen. Tom Casperson's advises students to use their voice

      Senator Tom Casperson visited Westwood High School today to talk with students about hot button issues in government.

      Casperson encouraged students to make their voices heard in government by letting politicians know what is wanted and needed in their communities.

      He used Michigan's wolf hunt as an example, calling it a UP issue. He said the extreme reactions from outsiders on both sides of the issue were partly because they didn't understand how the wolf hunt affects the UP.

      The senator praised Westwood's Career and Technical Education Program for preparing students for the future.

      "I always say it's time to bring the kids into the 21st century and the NICE School District has done a great job of trying to do that, so hopefully we can highlight a little bit of that and I can bring it back to Lansing and tell my colleagues what a great job they're doing" says Casperson.

      Westwood offers five classes within the CTE Program which prepares students to learn trades in business, technology and finance management.