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For Immediate Release: February 1, 2010
Contact: Mary Stadick Smith - (605) 773-7228

Student leaders to meet with state legislators

High school and postsecondary students from across the state will meet with South Dakota legislators Tuesday, Feb. 2, as part of Career and Technical Student Organizations’ Legislative Shadow Day activities.

The event kicks off with an early-morning breakfast for legislators and students who will shadow them that day. The breakfast includes a short informational presentation highlighting some of the efforts and accomplishments of the seven active career and technical student organizations in South Dakota.

More than 6,700 South Dakota students contributed the equivalent of $325,822 to their local communities last year through involvement in career and technical student organizations. Students participated in service projects, volunteerism and charitable fundraising efforts.

Student officers involved in career and technical student organizations are often seen as leaders in their schools and are invited to accompany members of the Legislature each year for a firsthand glimpse into the political process and opportunities for public service.