Capital High students voted into 3 of 5 leadership positions at state government conference

Capital High Students were elected to several leadership roles:

  • Thomas Penley was elected as Speaker of The House;
  • Blaise Murphy was elected Senate Majority Leader;
  • Jack Kuney was elected House Majority Leader; and
  • Lea Hohenlohe and Emilie Lenoire served as Association Supreme Court Justices, where then heard cases and rendered decisions.

Additionally, Zyanne Cervantes (who also served as a committee vice-chair), Jack Kuney, Rigby Swant and Triston Crocker served as Representatives and Blaise Murphy, Norris Blossum, Jacob Torgerson and exchange student Aimar Bernal-Cordona served as Senators.

CHS students – Jack Kuney, Norris Blossum, Blaise Murphy, Thomas Penley – also collected awards for their outstanding bill writing

In an election of his peers, Jack Kuney was voted Representative of the Year by the House members.

Adviser Bill Kaiser said, “This is one of the best delegations I have had in 23 years of Youth in Government.  They captured the majority of the elected positions and served as chairs for numerous committees.  Every time a leader was needed, a Capital student stepped up.”

Several elections were also held for next year’s YMCA Youth in Government Conference, and Capital High students were elected to 3 of the 5 available leadership positions. Thomas Penley was elected Lieutenant Governor; Jacob Torgerson was elected President of the Senate and Emilie Lenoire was elected Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.  Zyanne Cervantes ran a tough race for Speaker of the House but lost a close decision.