NICKELSVILLE — What came from an early morning conversation among Twin Springs High School students regarding the overgrown vegetation along Twin Springs Road turned into more than just wasted complaints.

Instead, their social studies teacher, Matt Bays, offered up a lesson in using local and state government systems to enact change when he had his class write letters to the Scott County Board of Supervisors requesting action to cut down the tall weeds covering much of the rural road many students drive to get to and from school.

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