Lausanne Outstanding at Youth In Government Conference 2018
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Lausanne Outstanding at Youth In Government Conference 2018

This past weekend, over 550 students from across the state of Tennessee participated in the Youth in Government conference in Nashville. 

The conference is held in the Tennessee state capitol building, making it the only United States state high school student mock legislature that is allowed to sit in the same seats that their state senators and legislators take regularly to make state law. Students simulated the entire state governmental process - the state Supreme Court, a press corps, a governor and his/her cabinet, lobbyists, and the state Senate and House of Representatives. 

Lausanne sent a delegation of ten students to the conference, and they served in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.  The students submitted bills before the trip, and they presented and debated their bills at both the committee and chamber level during the conference. 

Forty percent of our small delegation won awards at the conference.  David Rhea '18 and Whit Ford '20 won Outstanding Delegate Awards. Leila Akinwumiju '20 and Ambria Williams '20 won Outstanding Bill Awards. 

We are so proud of these ten students for representing Lausanne so well at this conference for the second year in a row.  

Students who attended the conference: 

Allison Kerr '18

Trey Herron '18

David Rhea '18

Leila Akinwumiju '20

Daniel Baymiller '20

Whit Ford '20

Agnes Kovesdy '20

Jack McKinnon '20

Vilanna Wang '20

Ambria Williams '20