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Seven of the 21 Clayton High School students who will soon travel to Iowa to take part in the presidential races try to pose for a group photo. Jan. 8, 2020
Ryan Delaney | St. Louis Public Radio

Despite an entire semester of AP Gov at Clayton High School, Cassy Bennett still doesn’t know exactly how the Iowa caucuses work. 

“So I’d like to learn what that is,” the 17-year-old senior said, adding  through her laugh she doesn’t blame her teacher.

Bennett and 20 of her classmates hope to have a better idea of the quirky electoral practice after they spend the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend in Iowa volunteering for political campaigns and observing rallies. 

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, May 8, 2012 - The former principal of Clayton High School, who resigned last week in a dispute over the use of social media, will receive a lump sum payment of $140,000 in addition to her salary for the rest of the school year, according to a settlement agreement released Tuesday.

The agreement said that Louise Losos, who resigned on Friday after being on paid leave of absence since last month, would get all of her salary and benefits for the rest of the current school year, which ends June 30.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Feb. 6, 2012 - By the time a handful of demonstrators from Westboro Baptist Church showed up at Clayton High School Monday morning, they almost went unnoticed by the several hundred people who had shown up for what turned out to be a combination counter-demonstration and pep rally.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Feb. 1, 2012 - Students at Clayton High School are trying to turn planned picketing by anti-gay protesters into a fund-raising opportunity.

Since word spread earlier this week that representatives of the Westboro Baptist Church planned to picket at the high school Monday morning, on their way back from picketing at the Super Bowl in Indianapolis, the school's Gay-Straight Alliance has been working to come up with what Principal Louise Losos called for: a "positive, peaceful and appropriate response."