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Local Students Visit Capitol for Youth and Government Seminar

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Between January 30th and February 1st, twelve students from McDowell County participated in the annual Youth and Government Seminar.  

Students spent the three days, touring the capitol, visiting the cultural center, sitting in on legislative sessions, meeting their local representatives, and much more.

On Day 1, students toured the Supreme Court and met two Supreme Court justices.  They learned the process of amending a bill and voted on it to become law.  Students ended the evening at night court where they were able to witness a real arraignment and learn the process of what happens when someone is picked up for a crime.  

On Day 2,  students toured the capitol, had lunch in the cafeteria of the capitol, visited the cultural center, participated in a mock trial and had dinner with our delegates Anita Hall and Mark Maynard.  Students completed a scavenger hunt at the WV Cultural Center and received a monetary award.

On Day 3, students made one last trip to the mall, getting snacks and some made a Build-a-Bear.  They then packed to return home.

“The students said it was one of the most awesome trips they had been on,” said Christy Hunt of McDowell County Schools.