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Be the Change You Seek, Hunter Young Takes Class Assignment to the State Capitol

Change can only happen by the hands of those seeking it. Eastland Career Center student Hunter Young is looking to make change and bring awareness to a cause that has personally impacted him by introducing a state bill that will, upon passage, recognize burn victims in the State of Ohio.  

Hunter Young, a junior pre-engineering student from Teays Valley High School, has spent a good amount of his life on the race track. After a career of incident-free racing, a loose tube making contact with his sprint car’s fuel line led to a fire that landed Hunter in the burn victims unit of Nationwide Children’s Hospital for nearly four weeks. 

Fast-forward one year nearly to the day, Hunter has recovered and is back in the race car. Now, he is using a class project assigned by his social studies teacher to create a week in which others that have been through a situation like his know that they are not alone.

Hunter was featured by his local newspaper and ABC6 On Your Side about his journey and how a class assignment has taken new life and found its way to the steps of the Ohio state capitol building. 

Scioto Post article    |    ABC6 news story