Congratulations to the FHE Youth in Government delegation on their inaugural performance at the Michigan Youth in Government Spring Conference in Lansing. There were 450 high school students from all over the state in attendance at this conference.
Our delegation participated in the Youth Legislature as members of the house and the senate. The delegation spent the time leading up to the conference writing and submitting bills, practicing parliamentary procedure, and preparing to debate their bills. At the conference, they participated in all aspects of congress starting with working in congressional committees to debating and voting on bills on the chamber floor. They even had the opportunity to work in the actual house and senate chambers of the Capitol building!
Our delegation was able to get 3 of their proposed bills passed and ultimately signed by the student governor. To put that in perspective, of the over 400 bills that were proposed at this conference only 68 of them were ultimately signed by the student governor.