Northwood student gets taste of politicsA student from Northwood High School joins juniors and seniors from around the state to participate in the Senate School Program at Wisconsin’s Capitol.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A student from Northwood High School joins juniors and seniors from around the state to participate in the Senate School Program at Wisconsin’s Capitol.
Sen. Bob Jauch, D-Poplar, welcomed Betsy Hall as she takes part in the intensive, weeklong program.
The Senate Scholar Program’s curriculum introduces students to many facets of the legislative process and gives them the opportunity to meet support agency and legislative staff, the governor’s staff, a Supreme Court Justice, the media, lobbyists and University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty members.
Students then put their knowledge into action. When the Senate is on the floor, Scholars staff the session under the direction of the Senate Sergeant at Arms’ office. The week’s events culminate in a Senate Scholar committee hearing on a bill the students have drafted.
“Our young are the lifeline to the future of our democracy. Ms. Hall and the other Senate Scholars are recognized as leaders who will apply the lessons from the program in a lifelong effort to strengthen our democracy and improve their communities,” Jauch said. “Betsy was a very enthusiastic and effective youth delegate during Superior Days and the community should be very proud of her leadership to her school, classmates and community.”