SHS student Alex Weant gets Youth Assembly award
A Salisbury High School student was one of more than a dozen student leaders recognized with special honors during the 38th annual Youth Legislative Assembly, which was held March 7-9 in Raleigh.
Salisbury student Alex Weant was recognized for his work in health affairs.
About 275 students from across the state participated in the event, which was presented by the Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office of the N.C. Department of Administration.
Weant received one of the Jimmy Gibbs Awards, an honor named for Jimmy Gibbs, a 1980 Youth Assembly tri-speaker, and given each year to the delegate from each committee who added the most to the discussion by asking questions, helping to rewrite bills and being creative and inspiring.