Students participate in Sen. White's annual government forum
About 100 students from 11 school districts in state Sen. Don White’s 41st District attended “The Future Starts Today” program at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex at IUP on Tuesday, designed to show students how government functions and reacts to public policy issues.
Students were able to discuss legislation in committee and write amendments to them during morning sessions, then vote on the bills in the afternoon.
Panelists from across Pennsylvania included elected officials, legislative staff, members of the executive branch of state government and representatives from special interest groups.
Photo Gallery - Student Government Seminar 2014
The panel shown worked with drug and alcohol and included Rep. Jeff Pyle; Judy Eschberger of Novak Strategic Advisors; Eric Ray of the PA Department of Corrections, SCI Pine Grove; Tony Barbush, moderator, chief clerk of the PA House of Representatives; Marcus Mihelcic, Indiana High School; Bob Marcus, PA Liquor Control Board; Patty Evanko, county commissioner and Travis Bieda
The panel in this room worked with Judiciary.
Students working with the Judiciary panel were Anthony Caruso, Logan Dellafiora and Brad Black, of Homer-Center High School.
Working with the Judiciary panel were Tanner Easley, Caleb King and John Garing, of Karns City High School.
Serving on the Judiciary panel were Eric Ebeling, executive editor of The Indiana Gazette and Commissioner Michael Baker.
Chief Photographer Tom Peel has been photographing events in the county since 1966. He started with the Gazette while in high school and then came on board full-time in 1969.
So if you do something good, bad or just interesting, he will most likely be there to take your picture.
Tom can be reached at email@example.com or 724-465-5555 ext. 275.
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