On high school campuses across the country, there are students concerned with what is happening around them; students who are interested in politics and government, foreign affairs, the law, and education. The Junior State of America (JSA) was created by and for these students. Since its inception in 1934, more than 300,000 student members have become active, informed citizens through the Junior State.
What makes JSA so unique is that students organize every aspect of it, all the way from the chapter level to state and national administration. Our student leaders, elected by their fellow JSA members, plan and execute all of the conventions, conferences, and political awareness events put on by the Junior State.
We allow for an exchange of ideas through stimulating student debates, thought talks, problem solving, and various simulations. By participating in these activities, each member walks away with a more intelligent and informed viewpoint. Lastly, JSA provides a wonderful chance to meet and make friends with scores of other bright, involved students that have similar interests. It's an experience that you don't want to miss out on.
JSA meets about twice a month. At each meeting we establish what is the next topic as well as the possible conventions and debates with other schools. There are several different debate styles that can be used from Roberts rules of order to very relaxed styles of debate.
Students who are interested should see Mr. Tower at either North or South Campus or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org