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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…

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…

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 @ 9:30AM

It’s a Shareable Life

Perspectives on the shared economy from a JSA alum that is one of its architects Below is an opinion piece from a distinguished JSA alum and does not necessarily represent the views of JSA as a whole. Please read and contribute to the discussion if you feel the urge, and…

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 @ 9:45AM

I’ll never forget

In 1963, Nelson Mandela faced the death penalty for his role in promoting protests against apartheid in South Africa. “I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities,” he famously told his sentencing court. “It is an ideal which I…

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Monday, June 30th, 2014 @ 10:56AM

Sneakerheads and Politicos

We’re always delighted to bring you stories of what current JSA student leaders are up to. This story from Chicagoland is one of hard work and generosity, and just one example of what true statesmanship looks like. JSA helps students become more thoughtful, confident and articulate, but this story brings…

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Monday, June 23rd, 2014 @ 11:27AM

2014 Pays it Forward

Every spring, amid the bustle of Spring State and inevitable goodbyes for graduating seniors, members of JSA’s newest graduating class pay it forward to the next generation by giving back to the Junior State. To officially join the JSA Alumni Association, graduates are asked to make a small charitable contribution…

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