2 Colorado students win seats at national convention | VailDaily.com

2 Colorado students win seats at national convention

DENVER, Colorado ” Two Colorado students have earned seats at the Democratic National Convention in August for their essays about America’s political system.

The winners are Jared Jolton, an eighth-grade student at Colorado Academy in Denver and Mari Tanabe (Ta-NAH-bee), an 11th grader at Manitou Springs High School in Manitou Springs.

The students were among 1,200 applicants from across the nation who competed for the two convention seats.

Leah Daughtry, the chief executive officer of the national convention, says the essays inspire confidence that youths today are ready to become leaders in the future.

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