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Student Government Day

Student Government Day 2022 Agenda Now Available!

Student Government Day 2022 will be held on April 1 via Zoom from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. You can preview this year's agenda . If you have questions related to the agenda or registration, please email studentgovday@doe.mass.edu .

Congratulations to Vania Gautam (Hopkinton High School), this year's student governor!

This year we had eleven student delegates enter the competition, all of whom delivered strong and inspiring speeches. We'd like to acknowledge and thank each one of them and their advisors for their support.


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.

How does this program work?

Traditionally, Student Government Day is held at the Massachusetts State House. However, this year the day will be held via Zoom for safety and accessibility reasons due to the pandemic.

Planning for Student Government Day

Additional Information


Email us at studentgovday@doe.mass.edu .

Last Updated: March 28, 2022

 
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