JSA Students Elected to Regional Posts

Students in Foothill's Junior State of America (JSA) chapter swept the elections at the annual spring state convention held in mid-April at the Santa Clara Marriott.

Foothill students won three of the four regional positions for the East Bay -- Duncan Morrow, mayor;  Ayesha Zarah Omarali, vice mayor; and Sumit Kumar, senator. These students will manage the largest JSA region in Northern California next school year.

JSA is a student-run group that debates the critical issues of our day and encourages civic involvement. Students discuss politics, debate and get involved in activism.

The spring state convention was a three-day gathering of hundreds of JSA delegates from all over California. They gathered to debate and elect new leaders for the coming school year. Students campaigned for key elected positions, including governor, lieutenant governor, speaker of the house, mayor, vice mayor and senator. Students have been campaigning since early February.
Foothill sent ten delegates to the convention, three of which came home with elected positions in the East Bay region.

Students who attended the convention are:
Meredith Horning (senior, Foothill chapter president)
Alec Kron (senior, Foothill chapter vice president)
Roshan Ramunkutty (senior, Foothill chapter secretary)
Derek Zakaria (senior)
Ritika Gupta (senior)
Jason Almeida (senior)
Duncan Morrow (junior, East Bay region mayor)
Ayesha Zarah Omarali (junior, East Bay region vice mayor)
Sumit Kumar (junior, East Bay region senator)
Jacob Richey (sophomore)

Posted Monday, May 7, 2012