The local chapter of the Junior State of America will host its annual mini-convention this weekend.
Written by DANNY TSANG / Published March 26, 2010
The Junior State of America (JSA) will be hosting a mini convention this Saturday, March 26, 2010 at Temple City High School.
Registration will start at 9:00 a.m. and members will pay $5 for admission while nonmembers will pay $7. Beginning from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., this event will consist of a series of debates, thought talks, and special activities.
“I am expecting around 100 or more people this Saturday”, states Christine Keung, the Co-President of the high school JSA.
Although this event is open to anybody who wishes to come, those running for a position in the regional or statewide JSA are largely attracted to the mini convention.
The topics put up for debate revolve around the theme, “Era of the Common Man,” which basically relates to important issues that concern the average mainstream American. Participants will discuss a range of subjects, from deciding whether a limit should be place on credit card interest rates to whether a flat tax is superior to a progressive tax.
“We are [also] having a debate about state-wide curriculum”, says Taylor Evanko, the Vice-President of the high school JSA.
In addition, two guest speakers are scheduled to attend the mini convention: Temple City Mayor Fernando Vizcarra and Alvaro Day, a Republican candidate running for the state assembly.
The JSA, the largest high school student-run organization in the United States, is dedicated to promoting political awareness among today’s youth.