The 73rd Alabama Youth Legislature met this past weekend and for the first time in history, the entire conference was held virtually! So much of the Youth Legislature has historically focused on students coming together, literally, that no one knew what this new virtual conference would look like. However, it quickly became clear that together or far apart, delegates were still just as passionate and excited about sharing their ideas for the betterment of our democracy. In fact, this YIG conference was my 20th as an advisor and I was as amazed as I have ever been at the quality of debate, originality of ideas, and enthusiasm of delegates.
These YIG delegates included:
Ethan Laney – President Pro-Tempore of the Senate and Author of SB107 – An Act to Rename Confederate Counties (signed into law by Youth Governor), Distinguished Delegate
Caroline Lloyd – Communications Director (Governor’s Staff), Distinguished Delegate, and winner of the 2020 Youth Legislature Sunshine Award (The Sunshine Award is awarded each year to one delegate and is based on their leadership skills, community service, and commitment to their faith and friendships.)
Abigail Reynolds – Supreme Court Justice
Joel Bishop – Supreme Court Justice, Distinguished Delegate
Sarah Lloyd – Senate Assistant Secretary, Author of SBY511 – Make them Better, not Criminals (signed into law by Youth Governor), Distinguished Delegate
For more information, contact Anita Nation at the Cherokee County Career & Technology Center – email@example.com or 606-219-0908.