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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Welcomes This Session's Senate Scholars to the Wisconsin Department of Justice

 

One of my top priorities since being elected Attorney General has been protecting children. It's rewarding to share our passion for public safety and the rule of law at the DOJ with young minds equally passionate to learn,” Attorney General Van Hollen said.

 

MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen visited today with young leaders from around Wisconsin who are participating in this year's Senate Scholar Program.

 

“It's always a pleasure to welcome these young leaders to the Department of Justice every year. Their energy to learn and their interest in how they can be of public service are inspiring,” Attorney General Van Hollen said.

 

Van Hollen answered questions related to the work of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and to his personal experience in public service.

 

“One of my top priorities since being elected Attorney General has been protecting children,” Van Hollen said. “It's rewarding to share our passion for public safety and the rule of law at the DOJ with young minds equally passionate to learn.”

 

The Wisconsin State Senate offers the Senate Scholar Program, a highly competitive week of educational experiences for 33 high school junior and senior students selected from across the state. The scholars gain invaluable experience in areas such as public policy development and the legislative process, and constituent relations. The scholars also get to work directly with Senators and their staff as well as faculty of the University of Wisconsin.

 

The week in downtown Madison culminates with a mock legislative hearing, only after the scholars have completed other activities such as bill and amendment drafting, policy and fiscal analysis, constituent communications and lobbying.


Below is a list of the students participating in this session of the Senate Scholar Program:

 

Eric Cisler, Menomonee Fall High School (photo)

 

Benjamin Forster, Stevens Point Area Senior High School (photo)

 

Gabriela Gagula, F.J. Turner High School (photo)

 

Sean Hoey, Monona Grove High School (photo)

 

Shane Kieffer, Dodgeville High School (photo)

 

Madeleine Meyer, Osseo-Fairchild High School (photo)

 

Austin Mueller, Chilton High School (photo)

 

Kelsey Mullins, Verona Area High School (photo)

 

Justin Park, Franklin High School (photo)

 

Amy Regner, Charles B. Whitnall High School (photo)

 

Link to Group Photo

 

Last week, Van Hollen welcomed another group of Senate Scholars to the DOJ. Read article

Additional information, including an agenda, is available at the following link:
http://legis.wisconsin.gov/senate/scc/ssp/senatescholar.asp