Local students discussed a wide range of state issues during Senator Pat Stefano’s (R-Fayette/Somerset/Westmoreland) 4th annual Senator for a Day student government seminar at Penn State’s Eberly Campus on Thursday, March 7th.
The program invited students to debate issues currently under consideration by the General Assembly. Proposals considered by the students included: Rights to Social Media Upon Death, Liquor Store Privatization, Property Tax Elimination, Shale Tax, Voter Identification, Seat Belts on School Buses, Prohibition on Sunday Hunting, Puppy Mills, Extracurricular Activities Assessment Fees and Providing for Year-Round Schooling.
“In addition to teaching students about the legislative process, the Senator for a Day program offers students a chance to discuss and debate the merits of some of the most important issues facing Pennsylvania,” Stefano said. “I was impressed with the perspectives and insights shared by students during these events, and the thoughts and opinions offered during the program were certainly no exception. If these students represented the future leadership of our communities we are in good hands.”
110 high school students from 12 school districts across Fayette, Somerset and Westmoreland Counties participated in Senator for a Day. The annual event provides the students with a much greater understanding of the legislative process.