Spring State

Spring State is the culmination of the Junior State of America school year and your opportunity to elect next year’s leaders.

Group of students dressed formally, looking forward thoughtfully during a democracy and civics event.
  • Date

    April 2023
  • Duration

    2 Days
  • Location

  • Cost

    $115 ($140 after registration deadline)
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Spring State is the culminating event of the school-year experiences for chapters in each JSA state. Participate in debates, thought talks, and activism initiatives that provide a venue for students to explore important political topics and current events in a structured, respectful space.

Spring State is also the resolution of JSA’s election cycle, where students in each JSA state will announce the student leaders elected at every level for the coming year.

Who Should Attend?

All JSA members are encouraged to attend the Spring State event near them. In addition, any high school student interested in becoming more civically engaged can attend any of our virtual experiences. A Teacher Advisor (or school-approved adult chaperone) must accompany a JSA Chapter to the in-person portion of hybrid events.

*Scholarships are available for participants in need.

Key Takeaways
  • Meet newly elected JSA student leaders
  • Hone speech and debate skills
  • Engage with a national theme
  • Discover ways to become involved in your community
  • Make lifelong friends

2023 Spring State Conventions

DateHotel LocationRegistration Deadline
SoCalApr. 1 - 2Warner Center Marriott
21850 W Oxnard St
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
March 10
Pacific NorthwestApr. 1 - 2Hilton Seattle Airport
17620 International Blvd
Seattle, WA 98188
March 10
ArizonaApr. 15 - 16Hilton Phoenix Resort at the Peak
7677 N 16th St
Phoenix, AZ 85020
March 24
NorCalApr. 15 - 16Hilton Oakland Airport
One Hegenberger Rd
Oakland, CA 94621
March 24
Ohio River ValleyApr. 15 - 16Sheraton Columbus Downtown at Capitol Square
75 E State St
Columbus, OH 43215
March 24
TexasApr. 15 - 16Sheraton Houston Brookhollow
3000 N Loop W
Houston, TX 77092
March 24
Mid-AtlanticApr. 22 - 23
Delta Hotels by Marriott Somerset
110 Davidson Ave
Somerset, NJ 08873
March 31
Apr. 22 - 23
Sheraton Hartford @ Bradley Airport
1 Bradley International Airport
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
March 31
Apr. 22 - 23

Embassy Suites Ft. Lauderdale @ 17th Street
1100 SE 17th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

March 31


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Do I need to be a member of JSA to attend Spring State?

Are scholarships available for School-Year Experiences?

Are chaperones present at all JSA meetings and events?

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