A pre-selected group of 21 high school students, accompanied by three teachers from Algoma, Kewaunee and Luxemburg-Casco School Districts will take on the roles of Kewaunee County’s nine elected officials for the 53rd annual “Youth Government Day” Wednesday in Kewaunee County.
The program is designed to teach students about the inner workings of local government and encourage them to become well-informed and active citizens of the community.
Throughout the course of the day, elected officials will provide insight on their roles, as they give up their responsibilities to the students.
“It’s neat for the kids to get elected into our positions to see what we do,” said Jamie Annoye, Kewaunee County Clerk.
Scheduled activities include the students taking an oath of office, touring the Kewaunee County Administration Center, Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department, Kewaunee County Jail Museum and Kewaunee County Courthouse, before participating in a mock trial.
Sheriff Matt Joski is scheduled to address the students during a luncheon at Immanuel Lutheran Church.
In addition to Annoye and Joski, the participating officials are Judge Keith Mehn, District Attorney Andrew Naze, Clerk of Circuit Court Becky Deterville, Coroner Rory Groessl, County Board Chairman Robert Weidner, County Treasurer Michelle Dax, and Register of Deeds Germaine Bertrand.
The “Youth Government Day” program for Kewaunee County is sponsored by the American Legion Posts and Auxiliaries of Kewaunee County: Ernest Haucke Post 236, Algoma; Thibaudeau-Drossart Post 319, Casco; Robinson Post 538, Carlton; Kewaunee Post 29, Kewaunee; and Ralph Kline Post 262, Luxemburg.