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Rep. Rob Bishop Holds Annual Education Conference at Utah State Capitol

September 26, 2011
Press Release

Today, more than 250 high school students from around Utah's First Congressional District will attend the 7th annual Education Conference held by Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT) at the Utah State Capitol.  The conference provides students with an opportunity to expand on their current civics and government studies by engaging in discussions on topics regarding Congress, the legislative process, history and campaigns. 

"While I no longer report to a classroom each day, education continues to be among my highest priorities.  Having served as both an educator and member of Congress, I realized that much of what we teach in text books does a good job at providing an overview of our government systems, but there are important components that could be expanded further.  The education conference provides students with an opportunity to expand on their current studies by engaging in discussions that touch upon both the history of our country as well as current events," said Congressman Bishop.

During the conference, students will participate in discussions about the history of all three branches of government, conduct case study sessions, and discuss and debate current policy issues being addressed by Congress.  

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.

WHAT:            Annual Education Conference hosted by Congressman Rob Bishop

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

DATE:            Today, Monday, September 26, 2011

TIME:            9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. MDT


*This event is open to the media