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Student seeks help to attend nat’l NAACP conference

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A Madera High School alumna who wants to see Pres. Obama speak before this year’s convention for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People hopes the community can help her get there.

Alyssa Smith, who graduated from Madera High School in 2010 and is now a junior at California State University, Fresno, said she needs $2,000 to attend the weeklong leadership conference in Houston. The conference starts Thursday.

Smith, who serves as the president of the NAACP branch at Fresno State, plans to attend with Michelle Alexander and Gloria Brown of Madera NAACP #1084 as well as Aleyah Glaster and Aaliyah Alexander of the youth division.

“We’re trying to focus on me right now because I’m starting the college branch but we definitely need help with everyone,” said Smith, an honors student and mock trial team member who was recently invited to form part of the Criminal Justice Honors Society...


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