Government/Political Issue Clubs

  • Government/Political Issues Clubs provide a forum for students to learn about, discuss, and cogitate both domestic and international events, issues, and ideas.

    Youth & Gov. students at Capital

    The Model United Nations Club seeks students who have an active interest in world affairs and want to improve their skills of negotiation, debate and public speaking. We attend the prestigious University of Chicago’s Model UN conference (MUNUC) held at the Palmer House Hilton in downtown Chicago. Over 2,500 high school students from across the nation participate in this four-day MUNUC conference.
    Sponsors: Sara Sweeny
    Meeting Information: Meets in S-201, every other Tuesday from 3-4pm
    Social Media- Twitter- @un_vja
    This is an active organization representing the entire student body. Its function is to promote school unity and spirit. Some activities include Homecoming, Food Drive, Veteran’s Week Celebration, Spring Dance, various service projects, and leadership activities
    Sponsors: Tracy Sukalo & Barb Sopiarz
    Meeting Information: Meets as a whole group on Thursdays from either 730-755am or 3-4pm.  StuCo Exec Board meets Tuesdays from either 730-755am or 3-4pm. All meetings are in room 338.
    Social Media- Twitter- @AndrewStuCo
    Interested in possible careers in law, criminal justice, law enforcement, journalism, or lobbyist? Youth in Government is that unique opportunity to obtain hands on experience and training in those governmental careers and apply what you learned in your Social Studies classes. The culminating activity will be participating in a three-day workshop to the state capital for the role-playing political leadership in the democratic process.
    Sponsor: Mark Lobes
    Meeting Information: Meets in room 153 after school on various dates starting in September
    Social Media- Twitter: @VJA_Lobes