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Student Government Day

Student Government Day 2023 will be held in person at the Massachusetts State House on March 31, 2023. Here you will find the program for the day: Student Government Day 2023 Program

Congratulations to Em Wilson (Seekonk High School), this year's student governor!
This year we had 20 student delegates enter the competition, all of whom delivered strong and inspiring speeches. We would like to acknowledge and thank each one of them and their advisors for their support: Student Governor Speech Competition

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: March 24, 2023

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