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Final LegiSchool Town Hall for the year

02-07-2011

The LegiSchool Project’s final Town Hall Meeting for this school year will be Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the State Capitol, Room 4202. Students and panelists will discuss the future of higher education in California. 

The meeting’s moderator is Bernadette Halbrook, Sacramento State. Panelists include Sens. Ellen Corbett and Alan Lowenthal, Eric Guerra from Assemblyman Warren Furutani’s office, Jessie Ryan from the Campaign for College Opportunity, and Karen Humphrey, executive director of the California Postsecondary Education Commission.

Approximately 150 students from Rio American High School, Sacramento; Academy of Our Lady of Grace, San Diego; Mt. Eden High School, Hayward; John F. Kennedy High School, Fremont and Lodi High School will attend the meeting.

The LegiSchool Project is a non-partisan civic education collaboration between Sacramento State and the State Legislature, administered by the Center for California Studies. 

The Project’s mission is to engage California’s high school students in matters of public policy and state government by creating opportunities for students and state leaders to meet and share ideas, motivating young people to take an interest in public life and encouraging their active participation in the political process.

For more information contact Megan Thorall at (916) 278-7563. For media assistance call Sacramento State Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.