A pre-selected group of 21 high school students – accompanied by three teachers from Algoma, Kewaunee and Luxemburg school districts – will take on the roles of Kewaunee County’s elected officials Wednesday for the 54th annual “Youth Government Day” 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 and give tours of their offices, as they give up their responsibilities to the students.
“It’s a great opportunity for the kids to get elected into our positions to see what we do,” says Jamie Annoye, Kewaunee County Clerk.
The itinerary of scheduled activities includes the students taking an oath of office and touring the Kewaunee County Administration Center, Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department, Kewaunee County Jail Museum and Kewaunee County Courthouse.
After lunch at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Kewaunee, the group will participate in a mock trial and general session before adjourning.
The “Youth Government Day” program for Kewaunee County is sponsored by the following 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.