Shay Hardwick, Texas

Mesquite ISD Technology Excellence Center | Mesquite, TX

What if teenagers felt they had a voice in the future of our country? This election season, the Student Reporting Labs network of more than 100 schools across the country asked middle and high school students to talk to the next president about the issues they feel need to be addressed.

Shay Hardwick hopes to see arts education take on a higher priority in the next presidential administration.

Produced by Jeremy Crabb and Aaron Luna, students of Mesquite ISD Technology Excellence Center in Mesquite, Texas. Instruction provided by SRL Connected Educator Shonda Tindall. Mentor support provided by the PBS NewsHour.