All-Alaska Academy teaches high schoolers about the Legislature

Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2008

JUNEAU - This week the All-Alaska Academy brings high school students from communities across the state to Juneau to meet with legislators and observe how Alaska's government really works.

On Monday, students and teachers from Shishmaref, Unakleet, White Mountain, Wasilla, Soldotna, Palmer, Gustavus, Copper Center, Chignik Lagoon, Igiugig, Tuluksak, North Pole, Bering Strait, Fairbanks and Yupiit Schools visited Juneau to participate in this program. On Tuesday, participating students met with the Gov. Sarah Palin.

On Thursday, students will host a Legislative Luncheon from 12:15-1:15 p.m. at St. Ann's Parish Hall.

The All-Alaska Academy is a program designed to create Alaska's future leaders by offering hands-on experience to middle and high school students in how Alaska's state government really works. Each week-long session includes meetings with legislators, the Executive Branch (including the Governor) and classroom time that explains the process.

For more information, contact Joan Pardes or Linda Kadrlik at 586-5806.

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