Sen. Yaw Student Government Seminar Set for Thursday, May 18

HARRISBURG – Over 180 students representing 13 schools from across Bradford, Lycoming, Tioga, and Union counties will converge on the campus of the Pennsylvania College of Technology on Thursday, May 18 for the annual Student Government Seminar hosted by state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).

Students, teachers, local and state government officials, lobbyists, special interests, and members of the media will take part in the event in Williamsport.  The event is one of the largest Senate organized Student Government Seminars in Pennsylvania.

The Student Government Seminar is a great opportunity for high school students to interact with their local and state government officials,” Sen. Yaw said. “The seminar allows students to develop legislation, debate important issues with key policymakers, 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.”

Schools participating this year include: Athens Area High School, Canton Jr/Sr High School, Grace Christian Academy, Jersey Shore Area High School, Lewisburg Area High School, Loyalsock Township High School, Mifflinburg Area High School, Montgomery Area Jr. Sr. High School, Montoursville Area High School, Muncy High School, Towanda Area Jr/Sr High School, Wellsboro Area High School, and Williamsport Area High School.

The seminar will kick off with registration starting at 8:15a.m. followed by:

8:45 a.m. – Welcome – Sen. Gene Yaw, PCT President Dr. Michael J. Reed

9 a.m. – Dynamics of the Legislative Process – Drew Crompton, member of McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, former Commonwealth Court Judge and Counsel/Chief of Staff to Senate President Pro Tempore Joseph Scarnati

10 a.m. – Debate/Discussion – Committee Sessions

12:20 p.m. – General Voting Session

For a campus map, click here.

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

Your coverage is appreciated.

Elizabeth Weitzel (Sen. Yaw)

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