Priory Sends Large Delegation to State Youth in Government Convention
Right after fall term exams, twelve Priory students headed to Jefferson City for the YMCA Youth in Government convention at the state Capitol. The convention took place Nov. 10-12.
YIG is a large-scale state government simulation for high school students, involving them in all three branches of government and in the media. The program's mission is to, "prepare students for responsible leadership in the American democratic process by providing guidance, training and experience in the theory and practice of determining public policy."
Before the convention, students submitted bills to be considered by a legislative committee. Bills passed by the committee were considered by the full House on the second day of the event. Meetings took place in the state House chamber and throughout the Capitol.
In addition to experiencing the legislative aspect of the program, junior Joey Mathis mounted a campaign for governor, running against four other students from the St. Louis area.
The boys report that they worked long hours but had a great time. Congrats on a job well done!