The 2021 Scholar-Led Educational Forum was held at Federal Way High School on Oct. 25.
Organized by Federal Way High School students, the event was a collaboration between the Black Student Union, Latinx Club, Fuerte, Powerful Women’s Club, and ASB.
The event included mayor candidates Jim Ferrell and Mark Greene; city council candidates Erica Norton, Greg Baruso, Hoang Tran, Jack Walsh, Renae Seam, Jack Dovey and Leandra Craft; and school board candidates Quentin Morris, Tiffany LaFontaine, Trudy Davis and Jim Storvick. Candidates were given one minute for opening statements and one minute to answer a series of questions from students.
They answered questions about safety, equity, and how to attract and retain people living in Federal Way.
The FWHS culinary arts class made individually packaged “grab and go” refreshments including turkey sliders, mixed chex snacks and cookies for attendees to take home after the forum.
Students from various high schools have held forums like this periodically over the years, most recently in 2019 at Thomas Jefferson High School.