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 2024
  • Duration

    2 Days
  • Location

  • Cost


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

2024 Registration Deadlines

Chapter Registration Deadlines
Individual Registration Deadlines

March 14 | SoCal
March 15 | Pacific Northwest
March 18 | Midwest
March 20 | Texas and Mid-Atlantic State
March 26 | Northeast
March 27 | Ohio River Valley
April 3 | NorCal
April 5 | Southeast

March 12 | SoCal
March 14 | Pacific Northwest
March 15 | Midwest
March 18 | Texas and Mid-Atlantic State
March 22 | Northeast
March 25 | Ohio River Valley
April 1 | NorCal
April 5 | Southeast

2024 Spring State Conventions

SoCalApril 6 - 7

Warner Center Marriott
Woodland Hills, CA

MidwestApril 6 - 7Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge
Burr Ridge, IL
TexasApril 6 - 7Sheraton Houston Brookhollow Hotel
Houston, TX
Ohio River ValleyApril 13 - 14Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square
Columbus, OH
Pacific NorthwestApril 13 - 14W Seattle
Seattle, WA
Southeast*April 13University of South FL - Sarasota Campus
Sarasota, FL
NortheastApril 20 - 21Sheraton Hartford South Hotel
Hartford, CT
Mid-AtlanticApril 20 - 21Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown
Philadelphia, PA
NorCalApril 20 - 21Oakland Marriott City Center
Oakland, CA

*Southeast Spring State will be a one-day convention


Have questions?

What are Chapter Conventions?

How do I register for Spring State?

Which Spring State should I attend?

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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