****Save the Date: April 27, 2017 we will hold our next Mock Senate.****
Mock Senate event draws over 90 students from the 37th Senatorial District
Local students from eight area high schools discussed, amended and either passed or voted down ten pieces of legislation as part of Senator Guy Reschenthaler’s Mock Senate held on April 28th at Robert Morris University. The legislation put before the students included actual and potential bills that might someday appear before the Pennsylvania Senate. Proposed bills included topics such as mandatory recycling, privatizing state liquor stores, banning fracking, allowing social gambling, driverless cars, mandatory active shooter drills in schools and more. Assisting the students in the process were 25 elected officials and government relations professionals from around the state.
“The Mock Senate program, which offers local high school students the chance to be a senator for a day, was a bigger success than I could have ever hoped for,” Reschenthaler said. “The students capitalized on the opportunity to debate and discuss the merits of some very important issues facing our Commonwealth and community. Their understanding of the intricacies of the issues and the passion behind their beliefs was an inspiration for all the legislators and lobbyists involved.”
All high schools in the 37th District were invited and students from eight schools attended: Avonworth, Chartiers Valley, Cornerstone Prep, Moon, Mt. Lebanon, Our Lady of Sacred Heart, South Fayette, and Upper St. Clair.