Feature Stories Campus Events All Stories

W&L Junior Crighton Allen Publishes Op-Ed in Washington Post

Crighton Allen, a junior at Washington and Lee from Thomasville, Ga., participated in the Shepherd Alliance Summer Internship Program this past summer when he worked with the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C. What Crighton saw during his time in D.C. made him wonder about the way the system worked. So he wrote about his concerns in an essay that has been published today in the Washington Post’s “All Opinions Are Local” section. You can read Crighton’s piece, “Too many hands holding D.C.’s youth safety net,” on line. It’s the Hot Topic on the Post Web site. Crighton is a history major with a concentration in the Shepherd Poverty Program. He’s also currently chairman of the Student Judicial Council.