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Monday, October 08, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Midwest JSA Hosts Cabinet Conference
Students Leaders in Midwest Gather to Discuss Plans for 2012-2013 Academic Year
October 8, 2012 – Chicago, Illinois – The Junior State of America held its Cabinet Conference on September 16th from 9:30 A.M.-4:45 P.M. The Cabinet of the Midwest Junior State of America (JSA) met at 311 South Wacker Driver in Chicago, Illinois to discuss the upcoming year for the organization. Points that were present at the conference included a recap of the Leadership Conference from the day before, goals for the year, communication between cabinet members, and break-out sessions for the individual departments within Cabinet.
The Cabinet Conference was an overall success with nearly all members from across the Midwest in attendance. With this conference, the Midwest Cabinet was able to work together in person, set goals for the coming year, was able to clarify and fix issues, and start the year off on the right foot. Cabinet members worked collaboratively with their departments to lay the groundwork for a year of growth in the Midwest.
Governor Summer Wu and Lieutenant Governor Hari Ravi made sure to spend time with each director to discuss their goals and to address any concerns they may have had. In addition, many Fall State details were worked out and the possibility of JSA ID cards was discussed.
JSA extends a special thanks to Will Donnelly, Illinois Senator, and his family for providing the office space where the convention was held. There was great progress and cabinet looks forward to making this year the best year ever!
Carly Naughton, Midwest Director of Public Relations said, "Everything exceeded my expectations at my first CabCon and any worries I had were almost immediately dispelled. I look forward to making this year the best year ever!" Junior State of America (JSA):
JSA's mission is to strengthen American democracy by educating and preparing high school students for life-long involvement and responsible leadership in a democratic society. In the student-run Junior State and at JSA summer schools and summer institutes, participants learn statesmanship as they engage in political discourse. –Should use the standard JSA pitch Jeff included in previous email: Providing civics education and leadership programs for nearly 80 years, JSA is the largest student-run organization in the United States. School-year programs take place in more than 450 secondary schools in 35 states, with more than 10,000 members. The JSA program is supported by the Junior Statesmen Foundation Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt educational corporation, which provides guidance to JSA's student leaders. It has offices in San Mateo, Calif., and Washington, D.C. More information is available at http://www.jsa.org/
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