Grambling Student Leaders Selected to Speak Before Congress PDF Print E-mail
By The Gramblinite -- Black College Wire   

Grambling State University Student Government Association President Christopher Harmon and Senior Class President Jared Evans have been chosen  to represent GSU at the National Civic Responsibility Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Christopher Harmon
They were chosen by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to be among 100 students to attend the national program designed to introduce HBCU students to careers with various government agencies. Participating students are introduced to the legislative process and the executive branch of government.

Students from across the country are chosen each year to participate in two days of workshops. Students are selected on the basis of academic excellence, community service, leadership capabilities, and a demonstrated interest in a career in public service.
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Jared Evans
Both Evans and Harmon are graduating seniors and will have the opportunity to attend legislative meetings with the congressional representatives from Louisiana, including Senators David Vitter and Mary Landrieu.

Throughout the conference, Evans and Harmon will be introduced to current public policy issues and the organizations and people who shape them.

In addition, the top students from each region will be chosen to testify before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions. Members of this committee include Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, Chris Dodd of Connecticut, Kay Hagan of North Carolina, and John McCain of Arizona.

Posted Mar. 26, 2009
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