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2018 National College and High School Student Congresses

The Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship, an innovative non-profit dedicated to educating a new generation of leaders in the essential skills of negotiation, dialogue, and compromise hosted its annual college and high school student congresses in May and June of 2018.

For the first time, the College Student Congress was hosted on the campus of the University of Kentucky. The student policy projects focused on four major areas – immigration, healthcare, net neutrality/e-commerce, and North Korea. After the week in Lexington, Kentucky, 25 of the 50 students traveled to Washington, DC where they visited with various players in the policy process, including legislators, lobbyists, business men and women, members of the judiciary, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, and other federal and nongovernmental employees.

The High School Student Congress was hosted in June on the campus of Transylvania University. The 50 exceptional students focused on Henry Clay as diplomat, exploring his political legacy and engaging in an international conflict negotiation simulation. Students wrote and debated resolutions in teams, as well as had the opportunity to visit the Kentucky state capitol and hear from a variety of guest speakers.

2018 College Student Congress


2018 High School Student Congress