Bryan Lopez, standing, a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Smithfield Middle School, addresses a crowd of teachers, staff and parents at the Smithfield-Selma Kitchen Table Conversation.
Bryan Lopez, standing, a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Smithfield Middle School, addresses a crowd of teachers, staff and parents at the Smithfield-Selma Kitchen Table Conversation. Abbie Bennett abennett@newsobserver.com
Bryan Lopez, standing, a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Smithfield Middle School, addresses a crowd of teachers, staff and parents at the Smithfield-Selma Kitchen Table Conversation. Abbie Bennett abennett@newsobserver.com

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