80th Gala Kick-Off

On August 16th, over 150 of us gathered to kick off our 80th year and celebrate the Junior State.

In the morning, alumni from across the ages, including many from the 1940s and 50s, journeyed to Montezuma to meet young JSA leaders. That evening, we gathered at the Hotel Sofitel to raise a glass to the Junior State and all we’ve accomplished in the last 80 years.

But this celebration was about far more than looking back on our history: on Saturday night, we said yes to supporting the Junior State’s future by raising much needed funds for student programs.

Remember, this was the kick-off event, not the end of the celebration: We’re planning alumni engagement events across the United States for the duration of our 80th anniversary year, including Los Angeles, New York City and Washington DC in November.

Until then, thank you for everything you do to help JSA grow and thrive.

We couldn’t do this without you.


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