GTCHS senior new Speaker of the House

Published on Monday, December 22, 2014

Matthew Jennings, a Greenville Technical Charter High School senior, was elected Speaker of the House at the 2014 Youth In government Congress.

Matthew was also elected South Carolina representative to Congress of National Affairs in North Carolina that will meet this summer and Matthew received the Excellence In Leadership scholarship.

GTCHS freshmen, Tanner Street and Akim Koutsioukis received Outstanding Statesmen awards. Fifteen GTCHS students and YIG sponsor Jean Shew traveled to Columbia the week before Thanksgiving to participate in the state's premier youth leadership and civic development program.

"According to the group's website, "YIG creates a semester long learn-by-doing experience that teaches the values of democracy by bringing together high school students from across the state. The conference provides delegates an opportunity to learn how to solve community problems through the democratic process as well as debate and discuss issues with their peers from throughout South Carolina. More than 1,000 high school students participate in this three-day conference." (http://www.ymcagreenville.org/hsmlc.php)




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