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Week 1 at Stanford

Summer school is off and running. At our Stanford University campus, a staff of almost 20, including 11 Resident Advisors are shepherding this year’s class of students through an exciting three weeks of learning and fun.

This year, JSA welcomes 119 students from across the U.S., several U.S. territories, and other countries to the Stanford University campus.

Students officially checked in on Sunday, July 2, but even before they arrived staff were already on site. Staff spent a week in training, led by Campus Program Director Steve Bayne, Dean of Students Yvonne England, and Staff Director Joey Zodiacal. This year’s group of Resident Advisors includes several JSA alumni. The Residents Advisors are: Alesha Gray, Alexandra Tikka, Taylor Van Den Berg, Marquina Hofschneider, Liz Litteral, Abeeha Shamshad, Gabe Mecham, Thomas Mangloña II, Jonas Patterson VI, and Bradley Davis. Some have also worked at previous JSA summer schools.

To kick off, the RAs put on a model debate for students as a sample for the faculty to use in class. The summer program also welcomed returning professors Dave Mezzera (Debate Workshop), Andi McClanahan (Debate Workshop), Stephen Magu (Honors International Relations), Joe Sery (Honors Speech and Political Communications), and Alan Gibson (A.P. U.S. Government). Professor Ann Werboff (A.P. Macroeconomics) joins JSA for the very first time.

Orientation

On orientation day, students introduced where they are from and their favorite political issue. Answers ranged from climate change and renewable energy to women’s rights and access to education. In the first week, students got acquainted with the campus by going on a library tour and walking to class together. Many of them formed group study sessions for midterm examinations and met with professors in preparation for their debate workshops next week.

Why Students Choose JSA Summer School

When asked why she decided to come to summer school, Charlie Dodge, JSA chapter president at Temple City High School in Southern California, said, “I wanted to experience life on a college campus…I wanted to experience a college class by a college professor in a field I am interested in such as Speech and Political Communication.

She added, “Being able to experience this is really beneficial as an incoming senior working on college applications and figuring out what I want to study and where to live.”

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JSA Invites Alumni to Refresher at Stanford

JSA Invites Alumni to Refresher at Stanford

Reconnect with fellow Junior State of America Alumni at Stanford University on Sunday, July 9. Meet and network with bright, successful people who share your passion for civic participation and healthy dialogue. Explore how to apply your JSA training in the current political climate.

Relive your JSA days. Hear a thought-provoking talk on “The Future of Political Parties,” and join the conversation that follows. Jump into or watch an Alumni/Student Team Debate. Enjoy lunch with 2017 JSA Summer School students. Re-engage with classmates, and meet new friends.

Refresh your connection with the Junior State of America. Explore with JSA alumni, staff, and board how JSA and JSA Alumni can rise to meet the challenge of these turbulent times. Sharpen your skills and refine your thinking in provocative sessions and conversations.

WHAT: JSA Alumni Reunion/Refresher

WHEN: Sunday, July 9   | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

WHERE: Stanford University Campus

HOW: $25, including lunch. (No one turned away for lack of funds, please email: alumni@jsa.org.)

REGISTER TODAY! SPACE IS LIMITED AND WE EXPECT TO FILL UP QUICKLY.

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OUR SPEAKER

Duf Sundheim, former chair, California Republican Party

Duf-SundheimDuf Sundheim has been active in Republican Party politics since he served as a page in the Illinois State Legislature at age 18. Mr. Sundheim’s focus has been government reform and increased citizen participation in the political process. As Chairman of the California Republican Party (2003-07) Duf played a critical role in the only successful recall of a sitting governor in modern history.  He also led a a voter registration effort which the Republican National Committee recognized as the best in the the nation and led to (a) the smallest differential between Republicans and Democrats since the Great Depression and enabled Governor Schwartzenegger to set modern records for the percentage of women and minorities that voted for a Republican. Read more.

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National Cabinet Applications Available

National Cabinet Applications Available

The 2017-2018 Council of Governors is accepting applications for the National Cabinet. The Council is seeking ambitious, committed and energetic JSA members willing to work and take JSA to the next level. Serving on the National Cabinet is one of the most rewarding experiences in JSA. If you are interested in applying, click on National Cabinet Application – Final. The Council is seeking the following positions:

  • National Chief of Staff
  • National Director of Debate
  • National Director of Public Relations
  • National Director of Activism
  • National Director of Fight Apathy
  • National Director of Overseas Outreach
  • National Director of Technology
  • National Director of Summer School
  • National Director of Fundraising

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BURROUGHS HIGH SCHOOL NAMED 2017 NATIONAL CIVIC IMPACT AWARD WINNER

BURROUGHS HIGH SCHOOL NAMED 2017 NATIONAL CIVIC IMPACT AWARD WINNER

John Burroughs High School in Southern California has been named the 2016-2017 National Civic Impact Award winner.  The Chapter, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, has been active in its Los Angeles County community raising awareness about issues like children’s cancer, volunteering for local and state campaigns and promoting the importance of the youth vote.

Burroughs JSA Chapter leadership in their application essay noted that the Chapter is committed to “dissuading the the sort of political apathy that is pervasive among their generation.” As part of its efforts, the Chapter hosted the California Secretary of State at a school-wide assembly and also invited and welcomed several local officials as guest speakers at its weekly JSA club meetings.

“Burroughs JSA is a collective of exceptionally talented and passionate students who have dedicated their efforts to promoting youth involvement in politics and activism in phenomenal ways this year,” the essay noted.

This year alone the Chapter raised more than $2,000 for children with cancer to have summer camp experiences and collected canned food for the local temporary aid center. As the 2016-2017 National Civic Impact Award winner, Burroughs High School will receive a $2,000 grant to continue their civic engagement effort, a $500 grant for their Teacher Advisor and an engraved plaque.

 
Burroughs HS Teacher Advisor David Knatcal and Chapter President Luluea Dubretsion

Burroughs HS Teacher Advisor David Knatcal and Chapter President Luluea Dubretsion

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Fall State Pricing Guide

Pricing package details for all Fall State conventions are listed below.  Note that these prices apply only to chapters that register online using MyJSA. The paper registration fee is an additional $10 per student.  There is also a late fee of $15 per person for chapters that do not complete their registration by the registration deadline.

Fall State Pricing Package Details 2017

CONVENTIONEARLY REGISTRATION PRICESREGULAR REGISTRATION PRICES
Southern California
(Los Angeles)
Oct. 28 - 29, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Sept. 26

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $150.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $125.00
Standard Registration Period: Oct. 16

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $185.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $125.00
Southeast
Fort Lauderdale Marriott North
Oct. 28 - 29, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Sept. 26

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $150.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $120.00
Standard Registration Period: Oct. 16

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $185.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $120.00
Northern California
Santa Clara Marriott
Nov. 11 - 12, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Oct. 13

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $150.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $120.00
Standard Registration Period: Oct. 20

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $185.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $120.00
Ohio River Valley
Sheraton Columbus
Nov. 11 - 12, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Oct. 3

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $150.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $110.00
Standard Registration Period: Oct. 30

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $175.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $110.00
Pacific Northwest
Doubletree Seattle Hotel Airport
Nov. 11 - 12, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Oct. 3

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $150.00
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee: $200.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $100.00
Standard Registration Period: Oct. 30

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $175.00
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee: $225.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $100.00
Mid-Atlantic
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel
Nov. 18 - 19, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Oct. 10

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $150.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $110.00
Standard Registration Period: Nov. 6

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $175.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $110.00
Southern California
(Orange County)
Nov. 18 - 19, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Oct. 17

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $150.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $125.00
Standard Registration Period: Oct. 31

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $185.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $125.00
Texas
Sheraton Austin Hotel
Nov. 18 - 19, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Oct. 25

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $165.00
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee: $215.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $160.00
Standard Registration Period: Nov. 6

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $200.00
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee: $250.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $160.00
Midwest
Madison Concourse Hotel
Dec. 2 - 3, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Nov. 8

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $150.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $100.00
Standard Registration Period: Nov. 20

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $175.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $100.00
Arizona
Tucson Marriott University Park
Dec. 9 - 10, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Nov. 8

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $165.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $110.00
Standard Registration Period: Nov. 27

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $165.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $110.00
Northeast
Boston Park Plaza Hotel
Dec. 9 - 10, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Nov. 8

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $165.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $160.00
Standard Registration Period: Nov. 27

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $200.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $160.00


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