Sen. Yaw to Hold Annual Student Government Seminar

HARRISBURG – On Thursday, May 19th, state Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) will host his annual Student Government Seminar.

More than 250 participants’, including students and advisors representing 15 high schools throughout Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan and Union counties, will take part in the full day event, to be held at the Pennsylvania College of Technology, 1 College Avenue, Williamsport.  The event is the largest Senate organized Student Government Seminar in the state.

“This seminar is a great opportunity for high school students to interact with their local, state and federal officials,” Yaw said.  “The seminar allows students to develop legislation, debate important issues with key policymakers, allows them to offer their personal input and vote on “mock” bills in an open session.  The intent is for students to obtain a better understanding of the legislative process and develop professional relationships that can open the door for future internships and job opportunities,” Yaw added.

This year, Sen. Yaw will welcome state legislators from across Pennsylvania, members of Governor Tom Wolf’s Administration, as well as local community leaders, representatives from the legal, medical, environmental and transportation sectors, lobbyists and the media.

During Thursday’s program, one student will be chosen to receive the “Peggy Madigan Memorial Leadership Scholarship.”  The scholarship, named in memory of the late wife of former state Senator Roger A. Madigan, is presented to a student who attends Yaw’s annual seminar, and who is enrolled at the Pennsylvania College of Technology for the following fall semester.  The student must also write a short essay on their community service efforts.

The seminar begins at 8:45 AM and ends at 1:30 PM.

For a look at the Sen. Yaw Student Government Seminar, click here.


Rita Zielonis, Chief of Staff