What is Convention?

The convention department is the part of the ORV cabinet that plans and coordinates the events at the conventions. They organize everything from debates to time blocks, dining, and even evening activities.  When they’re not preparing for Fall State, Winter Congress, and Spring State, the department can be found hard at work helping chapters plan Chapter Conventions.

co-Convention Coordinators






I am honored to serve as one your Co-Convention Coordinators this year! I am a Senior at Benedictine High School in Cleveland, Ohio. I joined JSA as a sophomore and quickly fell in love with this organization. Outside of JSA, I serve as  a Teen Ambassador for Ohio Attorney General, Mike DeWine and serve as the Editor for Yearbook. I am looking forward towards a great year for the ORV!





Hey everyone, my name is Durya Nadeem and I am a junior at Hilliard Darby High School. I’m very excited to serve as the ORV Director of Logistics this year, along with being the Chapter Vice President of Hilliard Darby. Outside of JSA, I am a stong advocate of public speech, enjoy studying for fun, spending quality time with my family and indulging myself in a variety of activities ranging from Tae Kwon Do to various speech competitions. I strive to spread the message of whenever you has the opportunity to good, do so, without any conditions or qualifications; not seeing if the hand that extends that hand to you matches you in terms of race, religion, gender, or any other socially constructed difference that defines us a part. Feel free to contact me anytime and I look forward to serving the ORV this year!



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sara alsammerai

Hello everyone! My name is Sara Alsammerai and I am currently a freshman at Dublin Coffman High School. Outside of JSA, I participate on Coffman’s tennis team and I am an active member on our student council. I cannot wait to work on cabinet, because JSA is more than a club to me; it’s a form of projection that conveys all of our political hearts and desires.

Max Barnes

maxwell barnes

I’m Maxwell Barnes and I am a senior at Upper Arlington High School. I take pictures for real estate as an inconsistent source of income and I wear a bright fanny pack when I ski. I love Henry Wallace’s progressive politics almost as much as I love JSA and being a convention specialist.

  Director of Social Activities



Hi, My name is Sam Cole. I’m an senior at Upper Arlington High School and as you can tell so far, I write fairly generic bios. I play lacrosse for UA and otherwise spend my time working. I may, at first glance, seem like a classic UA “bro”. However, I promise you all that I do not share too many characteristics with those people who have given UA such a bad reputation. I look forward to meeting you all this year!

Social Activities SpecialistS


 Lily Kleban

I’m Lily Kleban, a senior at Dublin Coffman. In my free time, I enjoy petting dogs and taking naps.


Jacob Kravitz

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