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BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) - Area students are getting a taste of what it takes to run a city.

Today is Student Government Day in Bluefield, West Virginia.

This morning, students shadowed city leaders, getting an in-depth look at the job.

Interim city manager Dennis Dillow tells WVVA the students were inquisitive and enthusiastic.  He also says students got the whole experience today. 

"In years past on student government day we had a mock board meeting for the students," Dillow said.  "This year they'll actually participate in the actual board meeting."

Dillow was shadowed by Claire Bailey, a senior at the high school.  Despite wanting to go into pre-med, she was still fascinated by what it takes to run a city.

"I had no idea what it was really like, what they all have to go through before they get in front of the public and see what they have to talk about," she said.

Dillow says she is not the only person who is unfamiliar with that the city does.  "I don't think, not only our students, but also some of our public, realize the day-to-day functions of our city.  A lot of people think of government as our higher up government, like the president, senators, stuff like that.  But there is an actual city government that goes on every day."

And the students weren't the only ones taking something positive away from today's experience.

"It was enjoyable for me to see our young people be involved and actually take initiative to do what they've done today," Dillow said. 



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