March 16, 2001
Teens to Grill Legislators About High School
Nine high school students from across
California will conduct a press conference with state legislators
about the state's new High School Exit Exam at 11 a.m., Thursday,
March 22 in the State Capitol room 1190.
The press conference is part of a daylong Student Journalism
Summit sponsored by the LegiSchool Project, a civic education
effort of California State University, Sacramento and the
State Legislature, administered by the Center for California
Students will question Sen. Jack O'Connell (D-San Luis Obispo)
and Sen. Charles Poochigian (R-Fresno). Paula Gardner of the
CSUS College of Education will moderate, and more than 150
classes from around the state will watch the press conference
on the California Channel or view it on videotape.
Student participants were chosen in a statewide essay contest
in which they were asked whether the High School Exit Exam
is a fair way to measure a student's abilities. More than
500 students entered the contest.
The essay contest winners include Chris Bockman and Phuong
Pham of North High in Torrance; Jesse Gross of Sir Francis
Drake High in San Anselmo; Jason Hopper of Rio Americano High
in Sacramento; Julia Lee and Josh Ludmir of Corona del Mar
High in Newport Beach; Julian Leichty of Edison High in Fresno;
Angie Monette of San Rafael High in San Rafael; Nisa Pungpravat
of San Gabriel Mission High in San Gabriel; and Sonia Preet
Samagh of Rancho Bernardo High in San Diego. Contest winner
Julia Lee will not be able to attend the event.
More information is available by contacting Kolleen Ostgaard,
LegiSchool Project director, at (916) 278-6906.
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