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N.H. High School Students Study Government and Politics

July 19, 2010

Carolyn Hammer
(603) 222-4115

Junior and senior high school students from across the state are studying the inner-workings of New Hampshire government and politics through July 24 at Saint Anselm College's Civic Leadership Academy. The annual program, held at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, educates promising young leaders to help empower them to become future leaders of the state.

This year's participants will reside at the college for eight days, while they meet and dine with community leaders, attend lectures and workshops by Saint Anselm professors, and witness democracy in action. Students will tour the State House, Supreme Court and Manchester City Hall; study various aspects of New Hampshire government and politics, including economic development, political journalism, and environmental conservation; and hear directly from those with first-hand knowledge of the civic, electoral, and governing process.

Of the more than 30 distinguished guest speakers, students will have the opportunity to meet Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas, Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley, Superior Court Justice Robert Lynn, former Speaker of the House Donna Sytek, and President and CEO of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce Robin Comstock

For more information, please visit the Civic Leadership Academy Web site.