Harrisburg – Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) held his annual Senator for a Day seminar on October 11, 2019 at the Upper Perkiomen Valley YMCA in Pennsburg, PA.
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, they participated in general session, at which time all students voted on all of the legislation voted out of committee.
Students from Boyertown Area Senior High School, Brandywine Heights High School, North Penn High School, Perkiomen School, Pottsgrove High School, Pottstown High School, Quakertown Community High School, Souderton Area Senior High School, and Upper Perkiomen High School attended the event, resulting in an impressive turnout of 94 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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