The seminar allowed high school students from the 24th Senatorial District to role play as a State Senator in a mock legislative session. Students selected a committee based on their area of interest and debated and discussed the mock legislation that had been presented to them.
Various lobbyists and legislative staff were on hand to guide the students through the committee process and assist them as needed. After the students discussed the legislation in their committees, a general session commenced, at which time all students voted on all of the legislation voted out of committee.
Students from Brandywine Heights High School, Lansdale Catholic High School, North Penn High School, Oley Valley High School, Palisades High School, Perkiomen School, Pottsgrove High School, Pottstown High School, and Upper Perkiomen High School attended the event, resulting in an impressive turnout of almost 90 students.
“Every year I am impressed with students’ enthusiasm to participate in this event,” said Mensch. “This educational experience gives students a unique hands-on experience with the legislative process and the many components associated with passing a bill. The feedback from the teachers is always positive and students often continue their discussion about the event at home and in their classes.”
Footage of the event will be made available on Senator Mensch’s website at www.senatormensch.com in the coming weeks. The event was not open to the public.
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