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Nikiski Middle-High School Mock Convention

Nikiski Middle-High School Mock Convention

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

8:00 a.m. to noon, in the school gym

Live Broadcast beginning 8:00am October 30, 2012

(This presentation is streamed in Windows Media format. If you do not have Windows Media Player, please get it here.)

Scroll down for the convention schedule.

Mock Convention co-chair, Annaleah Ernst, writes:

On behalf of the Senior Government Class at Nikiski Junior Senior High-School, I would like to invite you to our eighth quadrennial Political Mock Convention on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012. The convention will begin at 8:00AM and end at noon.

The Political Mock Convention is an opportunity for students to learn about democracy in action. Starting at Kenai High School in 1984 under the mentorship of former US Senate candidate Bob Bird, and continuing under his guidance at Nikiski High School in 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2008, we have staged student led exercises in learning to be a good citizen. Every election year, the senior class of Nikiski Junior Senior High-School runs the convention which features resolutions written and debated by students, presidential nominating speeches, and guest speakers.

Every year, we invite local, state, and national politicians to be guest speakers at the convention. This year, we are pleased to announce that our guest speakers will be State Senator Cathy Giessel, State Senate Candidate Ron Devon, Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives Mike Chenault, Kenai Borough Mayor Mike Navarre, State Representative and candidate for US House Sharon Cissna, and US Senator Mark Begich. All politicians will be at the convention in person with the exception of Mark Begich, who will be giving his speech via Skype.

Contact: Any contact can be made through Mr. Bird’s classroom phone number at 907-776-9442, an email to me at annaleah.ernst@g.kpbsd.org, or an email to my co-chairman Lincoln Johnson at lincoln.johnson@g.kpbsd.org.

Mock Convention

October 30th, 2012

2012 Co-Chairs: Lincoln Johnson & Annaleah Ernst

Co-Secretaries: Lacy Elsey, Sienna Wallis & Mahlon Troyer

Guest Speakers:

1. State Senator Cathy Giessel

2. State Senator Opponent Ron Devon

3. Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives Mike Chenault

4. President of the Kenai Peninsula School Board Joe Arness

5. Kenai Mayor Mike Navarre

6. Democratic member of the Alaska House of Representatives Sharon Cissna

7. State Senator Peter Micciche

8. United States Senator Mark Begich

2012 Nominating Speeches:

1. Barack Obama– Lauren Countryman

2. Mitt Romney– Hannah Tauriainen

3. Ron Paul– Katie O’Brien

4. Condoleezza Rice–Michael Hollinger

Convention Schedule: (all times are approximate)

8:00-8:10…………………………………………………….………………..Caucus

8:10-8:20……………………………………………….….…Call to order, Anthems

8:20-8:25……………………………………………………………Keynote Speech

8:25-8:40…………………………………………………..………………..Roll Call

8:40-9:25……………………………………………………….…Resolutions, Part 1

9:25-9:55……………………………………………………………..Guest Speakers

9:55-10:40…………………………………………………………Resolutions, Part 2

10:40-11:15………………………………………………….Nominating & Seconding Speeches

11:20-11:35………………………………………………….Roll Call for President

Convention Staff:

Resolutions Committee Chairs: Shaylee Rizzo & Caleb Alkire

Seating Committee Chairs: Jesse Ross, Brittany Sexton & Emily Berry

Video Reporters: Paris Davis, Bailey Buchholz, Morgan Sauve & Dylan Griffith

Video & Tech Chair: Asher Phillips, Orren Hyatt

Artists: Colleen Dempsey, Lauren Countryman & Haley Conti

Faculty Tech Advisors: Mr. Vern Kornstad, Sr.

Faculty Director: Mr. Bob Bird

 

— Annaleah Ernst, 2012 Mock Convention Co-Chairman

www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us

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