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Selah students lead parent-teacher conferences

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SELAH, Wash. - This week Selah Junior High School is hosting parent-teacher conferences but unlike most schools, the students are leading the conversation.

Boy and girls were responsible for scheduling and planning a conference for their parents between Wednesday and Friday. Administrators say the idea is to help them take more ownership of their education.

Ryley Shortridge finished her conference on Friday and says she's enjoyed the experience. "It was fun to do," said Shortridge.

"I also got to show what all I've done and it felt good to show my parents my grades."

In addition to talking about their GPA and attendance, students also shared some of their best work from the school year so far. The conferences covered plans for high school, college, and possible careers as well.