Youth and Government 2017

Trinity student, Ryan Cummins, shares a student’s perspective on the annual Youth and Government trip in this post. Thank you, Ryan!

Every year, our 8th grade class visits Charleston, to see the inner-workings of our West Virginia state government through the Youth Leadership Association. This trip always proves to be exciting for the Teachers and Students involved, and this year was no exception.


The 8th grade traveled to Charleston, and was taught about the way their state government works. Students worked with officials and representatives of all three branches of government. The students worked with judges and lawyers in a ‘Mock Trial’ at the Federal Courthouse in Charleston, learning about the Judicial branch. Students worked with Senators and Delegates, even working as pages on Tuesday with our Senators. Wednesday, our students interacted with the Executive branch, hearing from the Governor’s Chief of Staff, Jason Pizatella, before returning back home to Morgantown.

Students take this annual trip to teach them more about West Virginia history, and to encourage them to interact with, and participate in the Government, when able to. Students learned the impact they could have not only in our government, but also for Christ, in accordance with the great commission found in

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Our students are able to spread the word of God, and to ‘Start A Fire For God’ in our state, and our nation.


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