| Article published Friday, October 25, 2002|
Area youths seek answers on Davis-Besse
CLEVELAND - Four Sylvania boys curious about
what’s been happening at Davis-Besse took time away from their
schooling yesterday to come here and get their questions
Kevin Davis, a seventh-grader at McCord Junior High
School, who attended a congressional field briefing on the nuclear
power plant held at Cleveland City Hall, asked for an explanation of
why FirstEnergy Corp. didn’t pick up on evidence of leaking boric
The boys are part of a nine-member robotic
engineering research team called Circuit Breakers, which earlier
this year won a national competition.
Kevin was joined by
Brian Finch, also 12 and in seventh grade at McCord Junior High
School, as well as Sam Arnold, 13, and Ian Shaw, 12, home-school
students in the eighth and sixth grades,
"That’s what makes our Democracy great - that
11, 12, and 13-year-old kids can stand up and ask questions," Lori
Shaw, a parent chaperone, said.
Kevin, according to Ms. Shaw,
got a puzzling response from one of the McCord teachers upon
notifying her that he was taking the day off to attend a
congressional field briefing.
"No, really," the teacher
responded. "Where’re you going?"