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Huntsville mayor speaks with students about city's future

The discussion was part of a Teach For America program meant to inspire the younger generation. The discussion was part of a Teach For America program meant to inspire the younger generation.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle spent Monday afternoon in a Butler High School classroom.

He spoke to students about the city and what makes Huntsville a great place to live.  The discussion was part of a Teach For America program meant to inspire the younger generation. 

Mayor Battle explained how education is key for a city to succeed. He also talked about the recent growth the city is experiencing with companies like Remington moving jobs to the Tennessee Valley.

Students got their chance to ask questions. Many were curious about getting jobs after graduation, cost of living and how sales tax revenue is divvied up.

"If you're not improving the city of Huntsville, you're not taking the next step," said Mayor Battle. "Now is there always stuff to improve? Good gosh yes. Always something out there."

Students said they enjoyed the discussion and learned a lot. One student said he is inspired to get a good job and make a difference in Huntsville.

"In this type of  community I actually feel like I could get a good job," said Butler student Wilson Alvarado.

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