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Students take to a hand vote to approve Article 8, which would allocate funding for guard rail repair, during the mock Town Meeting as part of Student Government Day on Thursday.

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Saugus High School junior Kian McCabe takes the podium to ask questions about Article 8, which would allocate funding for guard rail repair, as acting Town Manager Jack DeSimone, left, looks on durng a mock Town Meeting on Thursday.

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Saugus High School junior Derek Martineau takes the podium to defend Article 8, which would allocate funding for guard rail repair, during a mock Town Meeting on Thursday.

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Saugus High School junior Derek Martineau takes the podium to defend Article 8, which would allocate funding for guard rail repair, as, from left, acting Town Manager Jack DeSimone, Town Clerk Ellen Schena, acting moderator Shaylin Groark, and acting Town Clerk Taylor Bogdanski look on durng a mock Town Meeting on Thursday.

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Saugus High School senior Nystasia Rowe questions acting Town Manager Jack DeSimone about Article 3 during the mock Town Meeting on Thursday.

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Acting moderator Shaylin Groark, a junior at Saugus High School, bangs the gavel and approves Article 3 during the mock Town Meeting during Student Government Day on Thursday.

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Acting Town Manager Jack DeSimone speaks about Article 3, which would allocate money for retrofitting the current streetlights with LEDs, during the mock Town Meeting at Student Government Day on Thursday.

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SAUGUS — With a few taps of a gavel, $1 million was allocated to replace guard rails across town at a mock Town Meeting Thursday at Saugus Town Hall. But not before the high schoolers, acting as Town Meeting members, suggested replacing the rails with shrubs. “Maybe we’ll be the first and we’re going to…

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