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Cultivating Leaders: ESD's Middle School Youth & Government Excels at State

The Middle School Youth and Government club at The Episcopal School of Dallas had a fun-filled weekend at the state competition down in Austin last weekend. ESD sent 14 delegates to the Junior Youth and Government conference - our largest group yet! In total, 10 eighth-graders, three seventh-graders, and one sixth-grader represented our school in the State Affairs and Legislative sections. Students spent the weekend presenting and debating bills and proposals related to topics like education reform, drug policies, law enforcement reform, and healthcare for Texans. In addition to presenting their ideas, students had the opportunity to visit the Texas State Capitol to debate in the chambers and committee rooms of the state Congress. 

Congratulations to Barrow Solomon ’24 for his work last weekend. Barrow was selected by his legislative peers as a “Distinguished Delegate” for 2020. Brayden Girata ’24 was also formally recognized by the program for his outstanding leadership of our delegation throughout this school year. 

Lastly, the delegation was also awarded the distinction of Premier Delegation within the program. We are proud of all the hard work our delegates have put into the club these past few months and look forward to starting the recruitment process for next year. 

Special thank you to club leaders Eliza Youngquist and Sarah Havins for cultivating these student leaders!

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Thursday, March 12, 2020