State Sen. Chapin Rose hosted dozens high school students from across the 51st Senate District April 2 at the Statehouse for his Youth Advisory Council.
Rose’s bi-annual Youth Advisory Council gives students a unique, hands-on, and up-close experience in state government. Rose spoke about his experience in the legislature, discussed how bills become law, and what it’s like to work in the political arena. Students also heard from other speakers in public policy and toured the Capitol.
The students, who were selected by their teachers and principals to participate, also worked in small groups to propose mock legislation, and then discussed and debated their proposals with the entire group.
In the fall, the students will join Rose again, only this time, in the district.
Schools and students included:
Warrensburg: Kyle Frazier, Claire Peters, Will Blythe
Villa Grove:Jake Gulick, Breleigh Eversole
Tuscola: Ashton Smith, Jacob Craddock, J.D. Barrett
Tri Valley: Evan Quist, Alex Mortenson
Unity High School: Ayradi Catron
Sullivan: Cullen Dyer, Spencer Johnson
Shiloh: Emily Hall, Hali Wenglarz
Shelbyville: Chase Tainor
Salt Fork: Karsyn Foster, Kade Bennett
Paris: Abigail Minnis, Cory Cearlock
Okaw Valley: Ethan Macklin, Natalie Jeffers
Mt. Zion: Jackson Bacon, Andrew Schollmeier, Kylie Nichols
Maroa Forsyth: Ariana Speagle
Mahomet: Tim Glumac, Lindsey Hodges
Fisher: Alexis Hallden, Matthew Tobeck
Clinton: Josh Burton
Cerro Gordo: Jared Mann, Christine Hoving
Central A&M: Ella Forlines, Tyler McLain
Bement: Sydney Gadbury, Braden Fogerson
Arthur: Andrew Abercrombie, Aiden Stewart, Gabriel Hallford, Audrianna Kauffman, Caden Miller, Teacher: Michelle Ferguson
Arcola: Ilusha Budd, Ben Crane, Jacob Butler, Garrett Sigrist