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Congressman Bishop to Bring Students, Lawmakers & Local Leaders Together for 5th Annual Education Forum

October 27, 2009
Press Release
On Monday, October 19, 2009, nearly 180 high school students from Utah's First Congressional District will participate in the Education Conference hosted annually by Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01.) Each year, the conference provides students with a unique opportunity to expand upon their current civics and government studies by participating in hands-on discussions with Utah's elected officials and community leaders.

"I was a teacher for over 25 years, and while I am no longer in the classroom, education continues to be a priority of mine--whether it is back here in Utah or on the floor of the House of Representatives," said Congressman Bishop.  "This conference provides students with a hands-on opportunity to apply their studies of government to current issues facing the state and nation."

Throughout the conference, students will take an in-depth look at all three branches of federal and state government, as well as new media, grassroots organization, lobbying and campaign organization.  This interactive venue allows students to engage in conversations with elected officials and community leaders about the operation of government and policy making.  

Additionally, students will participate in case study sessions where they will discuss and debate current issues being addressed in Washington, D.C. This year, the case study sessions will focus on healthcare and energy.

Students were selected by their teachers for attendance at this event.  Invitations were sent to all high schools and school districts located in the First Congressional District, inviting 20 students from each school to experience an up-close look at government.  

WHAT:           Annual Education Conference hosted by Congressman Rob Bishop

WHERE:        Utah State Capitol Complex
                        350 N. State Street
                        Salt Lake City, UT 84114

DATE:            Monday, October 19, 2009

TIME:            The conference will begin with a welcome address from Congressman Bishop at 8:00 a.m. MDT in the Auditorium of the State Office Building.