Posted by: csdailyblog | February 9, 2010

Conserve School Student Named Wisconsin Senate Scholar

Assistant Head of School Mary Anna Thornton congratulates Kate on being selected as one of only 33 Wisconsin State Senate Scholars.

State Sen. Jim Holperin announced that Conserve School senior Kate has been chosen to participate in the 2010 Wisconsin Senate Scholar Program.

Kate will join high school juniors and seniors from around the state as they participate in a week-long, intensive program at the State Capitol this spring. The Senate Scholar Program’s rigorous curriculum is two-fold. First the students are introduced to many facets of the legislative process. They meet with legislative support agencies, legislative staff, the Governor’s staff, a Supreme Court Justice, the media, lobbyists and University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty members. The 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 that the students have drafted.

Kate has a great interest in politics and government, which she is hoping to pursue in college and perhaps as a professional career. We wish Kate lots of luck on her trip to Madison.

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