CROSS RIVER, N.Y. -- Members of John Jay High School's Junior State of America chapter traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in the annual JSA Winter Congress in February.
Delegates Akshay Amin, Meg Howes and Jackson Mingle brought home the “gavels” by winning Best Speaker Awards for their debates.
The opening ceremony’s keynote speaker, Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska, addressed the delegates. Afterward, the more than 750 students from schools throughout the Northeast dispersed into their committee sessions, where they had the opportunity to participate as “senators” and “representatives” in the lawmaking process.
After the sessions, the students headed to Washington, D.C., where they toured the U.S. Capitol and Supreme Court Building and participated in an evening monument excursion.