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Youth And Government Club Members Enjoy Successful Convention

Upper school students in the Youth and Government club traveled to Jefferson City, Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, to take over the Capitol building for three days.

Andrew Mouzin

Upper school students in the Youth and Government club traveled to Jefferson City, Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, to take over the Capitol building for three days. Students debated bills in the chambers of the House of Representatives and Senate, argued court cases and held elections. Here are some of the highlights from the convention:

Legislative
Senior Tommy Wolfe was named Outstanding Committee Chair in the House of Representatives and senior Peter Gado had the
Outstanding Bill in the Senate. Junior Joe Graves ran a wonderful campaign in his efforts to win the Speaker of the House seat.

Judicial
Juniors Jancyn Appel and Caroline Frank won the Attorney General trial. Jancyn and freshman Emerson Pereira moved on, individually, to the semifinals of the appellate competition, with Jancyn winning the competition. Junior Jacqueline Kincaid was named Best Judge and Jancyn was named Best Attorney. Additionally, Jancyn was elected Governor for the 2018 convention.

Executive
Senior Erin Lowe served as the Secretary of State and did a phenomenal job in managing the elections.

Photos from the convention can be found on the school's Facebook page: http://bit.ly/2BZlK7e

 

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