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Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 @ 2:56PM

Hero Highlight

Dan Schnur first saw something special in Junior State of America (JSA) when Alex Evans, former JSA Board President, bought him to one of SoCal JSA State’s conventions. “I saw the students’ enthusiasm and their desire to learn how to debate civically,” said Dan. It was that infectious enthusiasm that…

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 @ 2:51PM

Student Hero Spotlight

Lorenzo Tortorici, a senior at Kofa High School, is the Director of Fundraising for the Junior State Arizona (JSAZ). Under his leadership JSAZ raised over $5,000, which surpassed their initial goal of $4,000, for the 2016-2017 Arizona State Scholarship Fund. In addition to fundraising on behalf of his peers, he raised $2,500…

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 @ 8:33PM

JSA Alums publish book “When Millennials Rule: The Reshaping of America”

The Junior State is excited to celebrate the release of When Millennials Rule: The Reshaping of America, an insightful new book about how young Americans are reimagining U.S. public policy. The book, written by JSA alumni David Cahn (NES ‘14) and Jack Cahn (NES ‘14), draws on the brothers’ experience…

Friday, April 29th, 2016 @ 10:27PM

Graduating Seniors Profile

We’re pleased to usher in our new class of alumni. In the next couple of months, our graduating class of JSA seniors will be finishing up their finals and preparing themselves for their futures. In this feature, we interviewed several seniors to learn about what they hoped to do next….

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Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 @ 6:23PM

We Shot for the Stars at Our Los Angeles Fundraiser

We were starstruck last Saturday. Who were the stars? Our incredible students, alumni and JSA advocates. At the California Science Center’s Samuel Oschin Pavilion in Los Angeles, the Junior State of America dined under the space shuttle Endeavour to raise funds for our youth leadership programs.            …

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Thursday, March 31st, 2016 @ 10:35AM

Our Council of Governors

While spring is just starting to bloom, our student governors are knee-deep in making a difference in their JSA chapters, states and national cohort after a winter of deep planning. This past winter, JSA’s 2015-2016 student governors came together for their last Council of Governors’ meeting for this graduating class in Washington,…

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