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Student Who Organized Anti-Gun Walkout Chosen To Be ‘Governor for a Day’

New Hampshire’s Republican governor has chosen a student who organized an anti-gun walkout at her high school in March as the winner of his “Governor for a Day” contest.

Molly Robert, a senior at Kennett High School in North Conway, New Hampshire, was one of 100 girls in the state to submit essays for the contest.

“Robert helped organize an orderly walkout” at her school and was subsequently interviewed on National Public Radio, according to Conway Daily Sun.

The newspaper interviewed her by email. She mentioned a meeting she had with the governor, Chris Sununu, about school safety earlier this year.

“When I met with the governor, I was surprised that we agreed on a lot of topics — considering that I am *very* liberal and he is after all a Republican governor,” Robert said in the email message, according to the Conway Daily Sun.

Her day as ceremonial governor is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, June 6.



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