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Erika Pernis
The Youth and Government team competes in the State Conference in Austin Friday through Sunday. The team will compete in three sections: legislative, state affairs forum, and judicial.

Youth and Government students head to the state capitol for the Youth and Government State Conference in Austin Friday through Sunday to compete against around 1800 other students in Texas.

“I’ve been looking through bills and writing notes, and preparing my speeches,” House of Representatives Delegate Jiya Sharma said. “Preparing beforehand gives you an advantage because you know what debate is going to be about, and you can sound confident because you’ve practiced.” 

Youth and Government advisor Whitney Schell believes the team has put forth the work it takes to perform well.

“I think they’re going to do really well, they do a really good job of researching and working on their speaking skills, ” Schell said. “Every week, they come into advisory and have mock sessions, so I really think they’re going to do great.”

The team will compete in three sections: legislative, state affairs forum, and judicial.

“I’ve spent a lot of time looking over the other proposals, doing research, and trying to come up with arguments for and against the solutions presented,” State Affairs Forum Delegate Ruhi Ali said.

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Haley Ward is a senior and in her third year with Wingspan. On campus, she serves as Student Council President, she is on the Varsity cheer team, and she is a member of National Honor Society. She loves spending time with her friends at Younglife, shopping with her mom, and spending time with her family and dog. She aims to be like the journalists from her top movies, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and The Devil Wears Prada! Haley is so excited to be one of the Editor-in-Chiefs this year, and she can’t wait for everything her senior year will bring! Contact Haley:
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Erika Pernis is a senior entering her third year of Wingspan. During her spare time, you can find her reading, drinking boba, or hanging out with friends. In the future, she is hoping to pursue a career in journalism. She loves taking naps, obsessively buying stationery, and making her notes look pretty. Erika is so excited to be one of the Wingspan Editor-in-Chiefs this year! Contact Erika:

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