Schultz Announces Capitol Project 2014 Participants
Matt Schultz
Secretary of State
State Capitol
Des Moines, IA 50319
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Chance McElhaney, (515) 725-2942

Schultz Announces Capitol Project 2014 Participants

Des Moines - The Iowa Secretary of State's office is once again sponsoring Capitol Project, a four day interactive educational program for Iowa sophomores and juniors interested in government and the democratic process. Capitol Project is a stepping-stone for future leaders – allowing students to experience government in action and providing lessons in goal setting, teamwork and leadership. The 2014 session will take place from February 17-20. Students from across the state were encouraged to apply, and 20 students are chosen to participate.

Students spend four days at the capitol where they meet with statewide elected officials, legislators, pages and lobbyists. They work in small groups with bill drafters and policy analysts as they imitate the legislative process from brain storming their legislative ideas to its passage or veto. When not working on their legislative bills, students have the opportunity to observe the gavel-in process and the floor action in both chambers, as well as tour the capitol and have dinner with Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds at Terrace Hill.

"Capitol Project is a unique opportunity for students across the state to get a hands-on view of how the Iowa legislative process works. I look forward to meeting this year's participants and to having discussions with them regarding their legislative ideas," said Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz.

This year's participants in alphabetical order are:

FirstLastHometownHigh School
NateBorgstadtDavenportDavenport West High School
AbbyBrickleyCouncil BluffsLewis Central High School
NoahCanadyMuscatineLouisa-Muscatine High School
HannahEhmckeSioux CityEast High School
MichaelFlanschaCedar FallsCedar Falls High School
KatyForsytheNorwalkNorwalk High School
RosaGudeSheldonSheldon High School
EdHenningChelseaHLV Community School
NickHinkeyMelvinHartley-Melvin-Sanborn High School
PatrickNelsonO'BrienSouth O'Brien
SruthiPalaniappanCedar RapidsLinn-Mar High School
JordanPopeLoviliaAlbia High School
AlexSalisburyIowa CityRegina High School
KarenSelofPolk CityNorth Polk High School
EmilySielemanCouncil BluffsLewis Central High School
JuliaSmithDurantDurant High School
TannerStewartCedar RapidsJohn F. Kennedy High School
AlishaTeutschSioux CitySioux City North High School
MattVolkerShenandoahShenandoah High School
EmmaWhalenPilot MoundSE Webster Grand High School

Capitol Project is sponsored by the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council and the Iowa Secretary of State's Office.