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Joining the body politic at an early age

In Lincoln, 8th-grade students get to pitch their project to Town Meeting

When 14-year-old Zoe Belge of Lincoln decided to take part in a school project to learn more about town government, she had no idea it would take months to research and prepare for a request to buy a new bike rack.

But Belge, who is among a group of eighth-graders from the Lincoln School working with Town Clerk Susan Brooks and Town Moderator Sarah Cannon Holden, has realized it’s no easy task winding through the bureaucracy of town government.

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