Youth in Government

Students from the WFS middle school Youth in Government club recently traveled to Dover to participate in the State Junior Youth in Government Model Legislature.
Before traveling to Dover, club members researched ideas for new laws that would benefit the state and wrote mock bills to introduce at the conference. Once at the Model Legislature, WFS students presented their bills to the assembly and engaged in lively debate with representatives from clubs around the state. Students had the unique opportunity to sit in the actual State General Assembly Chambers as they participated in this simulation. 

WFS had several bills that passed the legislature and were signed by the Youth Governor, including proposals for setting a higher minimum age for gun use, a maximum age for holding state office, limits on bulk purchases at liquor stores, and establishing a junk food tax. A bill sponsored by eighth graders Emma Furman and Lindsey Forman that would provide funding for public schools to build gardens won the prize for outstanding legislation. 

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