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Student Government Day

Draft Agenda for Student Government Day 2024 is now live!

Student Government Day 2024 will be held on Friday, April 5, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Massachusetts State House.

Registration for Student Government Day 2024 is now open! Please note the details about the rolling registration deadline in the linked form.

  • Registration will remain open until March 1, 2024
  • The registration deadline for students to be assigned a role and be eligible to participate in the speech competition for electing the student governor and lieutenant governor (new this year) is February 1, 2024

In 1947, the Massachusetts Legislature enacted a program called Student Government Day (originally Good Government Day) which is traditionally held on a Friday in April. This is an informative program about state government, that includes students participating in the role of elected or appointed officials to "observe the processes of government."

The program provides educators and students from Massachusetts's public and private high schools with many opportunities to learn first hand about state government. It enables government officials to have contact with students. It allows students to voice their positions on important current issues through prepared debates. It enables students to participate in the legislative process through simulated committee hearings and House and Senate formal sessions. It provides the opportunity for students to exchange views with their peers throughout the state on statewide issues.

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Last Updated: January 17, 2024

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