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Deerfield High School students participated in YES (Youth Empowerment Seminar) at Maine West High School last weekend.
 
The seminar focused on issues facing students today, such as peer pressure, 24/7 policies, bullying/hazing, suicide awareness/prevention, friendships, and social networks. The goal was for students to bring ideas back to their home schools to implement or suggest changes.
 
Motivational speaker Randall Munson kicked the seminar off and then students broke into smaller groups.  Each group had a peer leader(s) and created a presentation they shared with the entire audience.
 
Schools in attendance included:  Maine West, Maine East, Maine South, Highland Park, Deerfield, GBS, Niles North, Niles West, Waukegan, Evanston, and New Trier.