The Holston High School
Coed Hi-Y attended the Model General
Assembly on March 27-29, in Richmond,
Members who attended were
Sydney T. - Delegate, Skylar H. -
Reporter, Kelsey W. - Lobbyist, Tyler
S. - Senator, Tanner S. and Billy H. -
Underclassmen Legislators, and
Sponsors - Ms. Atwell and Mrs. Counts.
The Attorney General, Mark Herring, addressed the attendees Thursday night, at the opening ceremony at St. Paul’s Church, across from the Capitol. After that concluded, the committee meetings started. Holston’s bill amended a law requiring anyone who drives a moped on a public highway to have a valid driver’s license. It was a great opportunity for students to see first- hand how difficult it is to amend a state law. The students actually met in the Senate and Legislative Chambers in the Capitol Building since Congress was out of session at the time.
On Friday night the entire group of approximately 500 was treated to a banquet and formal dance. An election was then held for the Youth Governor for next year. On Sat. all students gathered back at St. Paul’s Church for the closing joint session for final remarks.
The group also had
an opportunity to visit the War
Memorial, drive down Monument Avenue,
and have a wonderful lunch at the
Tobacco Company. It
was a very enjoyable and informative