Spring State 2016

tradition and transition: the future of our nation

Date: April 23-24, 2016
Where: Hyatt Regency Greenwich
1800 East Putnam Avenue, Old Greenwich, CT 06870

At a time when party polarization continues to increase, the development of a new generation of active citizens who can debate, compromise, and think critically about controversial economic, social, domestic, and international issues that have divided the American public, elected representatives, and presidential candidates alike is more important than ever.

Through engaging in spirited debates, thought talks, simulations, and other activities throughout the weekend, including nighttime activities and a dance on Saturday night, you will have the opportunity to meet students from other Northeast schools and leave Spring State 2016 with a broader perspective and deeper understanding of the issues facing our nation at a crossroads.

Spring State 2016 also features the presentation of the Chapter of the Year and Statesmen of the Year awards, the election of the Northeast Junior State governor and lieutenant governor, and the election of each Northeast region’s mayor and vice mayor. You will have the chance to hear from all the candidates, carefully consider their strengths and weaknesses, cast your vote for who you believe is the best candidate for each position, and leave knowing you had a say in who will lead the Northeast Junior State next year. Campaign season has already begun, so make sure to get involved!

Questions? Email Governor Jenna Wong or Lieutenant Governor Abi Mumme-Monheit.

Registration Packet

Early registration is due Mach 18, for $155
Regular deadline is April 1, for $190.

Facebook event coming soon…

Debate list coming soon…

Scholarship

If you want to go to Spring State, but believe that convention costs will be too much of a financial burden on your family, then apply here, and JSA will help you get there!

https://jsa.wufoo.com/forms/jsa-nes-spring-state-scholarship-application/

All applications will be kept strictly confidential and we will do our best to accommodate everyone who applies. The deadline for applications is March 18, and you will be notified by March 22.

 

logistics

Logistics Agents play an essential role in making sure that Spring State runs as smoothly as possible. They have the chance to get involved in running overnight conventions, which is great practice for being on cabinet. If you’re interested in being a logistics agent for Spring State, fill out this form by April 1. Email Roger Chen for more information.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bS_n6UeRvTX2tEQmVnYfypnasSqMWPSseO5oe4SDgVY/viewform?c=0&w=1