Secretary of State
Des Moines, IA 50319
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
|FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Chance McElhaney, (515) 725-2942
Students to Participate in Capitol Youth Day 2014
Des Moines – High schools students from across Iowa will be at the State Capitol for Capitol Youth Day on March 26 and 27. Capitol Youth Day celebrates Democracy Day and provides high school students with a non-partisan overview of the importance of civic participation and the electoral process.
Democracy Day was started in March of 2011 by Rock the Vote to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the 26th Amendment and a national effort to promote civic education in high schools.
During Capitol Youth Day, students will have the opportunity to meet with members of the state legislature and statewide elected officials; participate in an interactive election activity; tour the Capitol; and participate in a student rally.
"Capitol Youth Day is an extension of our office's push to get more young people to participate in their government and the electoral process. It's really important to get young people to be active participants early on because the students generally continue to participate at a high level in the future," Schultz said. "Capitol Youth Day provides a great opportunity for students from across the state to come to the Capitol, meet with their elected officials and get excited about the electoral process and to participate in their government."
Capitol Youth Day is sponsored by the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council and the Iowa Secretary of State's Office. The Capitol Youth Day lunch is sponsored by Hy-Vee and Anderson Erickson Dairy.
Students from the following schools will be participating:
|Wednesday, March 26, 2014|
|Adair-Casey High School||Adair||Adair|
|Panorama High School||Panora||Guthrie|
|Mount Vernon High School||Mount Vernon||Linn|
|Central Clinton Community Schools||DeWitt||Clinton|
|Indianola High School||Indianola||Warren|
|Jesup High School||Jesup||Buchanan|
|East Buchanan High School||Winthrop||Buchanan|
|Melcher-Dallas Community School||Melcher||Marion|
|North Polk High School||Allenman||Polk|
|Waukee High School||Waukee||Dallas|
|Fremont-Mills High School||Tabor||Fremont|
|East Sac County High School||Lake View||Sac|
|Prairie High School||Cedar Rapids||Linn|
|Clear Creek Amana High School||Tiffin||Johnson|
|Thursday, March 27, 2014|
|Starmont High School||Arlington||Fayette|
|Coon Rapids-Bayard Junior Senior High School||Coon Rapids||Carroll|
|Glidden-Ralston Community School||Glidden||Carroll|
|AGWSR High School||Ackley||Hardin|
|Clarksville Community Schools||Clarksville||Butler|
|Greene County High School||Jefferson||Greene|
|Le Mars Community High School||Le Mars||Plymouth|
|Moravia Community Schools||Moravia||Appanoose|
|Thomas Jefferson High School||Council Bluffs||Pottawattamie|
|Twin Cedars High School||Bussey||Marion|
|Valley Lutheran School||Cedar Falls||Black Hawk|