Corman to Hold “Senator for a Day” Program on Oct 28 in State College

Senator Jake Corman (R-34) will hold his annual “Senator for a Day” event for area high school students on Thursday, October 28th at the Toftrees Resort and Conference Center in State College.

Corman said the day-long program gives students a chance to see first-hand how legislation is drafted and learn more about government.   Students debate key issues and work to draft bills on topics ranging from education and the environment to crime and punishment.  They then meet in a “mock senate session” to vote on the legislation they have drafted.

“This is a great opportunity for kids to learn about government by taking part in the process, not just reading about it,” Corman said.  “Our goal is to spur their interest in getting involved and thinking about issues that are going to affect them.”

The program is funded by sponsors who cover the cost of the day-long program.  They include:

Associated Petroleum Industries
Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc.
Wetland Habitat Management
Truss Tech
Camel Express
Snedecker Oil
Wings of Kindness
Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County

“I’d like to thank both the sponsors and the schools that help to make this such a success,” Corman said.  “It’s a fun and informative experience to get kids involved in their government.”

Anna Fitzsimmons