***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Sen. Yaw Annual Student Government Seminar Set for Thursday


Sen. Yaw Annual Student Government Seminar Set for Thursday

HARRISBURG – Students representing 18 school districts from across Bradford, Lycoming and Union counties will converge on the campus of the Pennsylvania College of Technology Thursday for the annual Sen. Yaw Student Government Seminar, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).

Over 300 participants’, including students, advisors, local, state and federal government officials, lobbyists, special interests and members of the media will take part in the full day event in Williamsport.  The event is the largest Senate organized Student Government Seminar in Pennsylvania.

“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.

School Districts participating this year include:  Athens Area High School, Hughesville High School, Jersey Shore Area High School, Lewisburg Area High School, Loyalsock Township High School, Mifflinburg Area High School, Montgomery Area High School, Montgomery School District, Montoursville Area High School, Muncy High School, North Rome Christian School, Northeast Bradford High School, Northern Tier Career Center, South Williamsport Senior High, St. John Neumann Regional Academy, Towanda Area High School, Troy Area High School and Williamsport Area High School.

Registration for participants begins at 8:15AM. at the campus Field House.  Members of the media are welcome to attend.

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

J. Andrew “Drew” Crompton, Chief of Staff and Counsel for Pennsylvania Senate President Pro-Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), provides an introduction to the legislative process for students participating in Sen. Yaw’s 2016 Student Government Seminar at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport.

CONTACT: Rita Zielonis, Chief of Staff