8th Annual Berkeley High School
Little Theater – Tuesday March 7, 2017
Social Studies Classes are able to select and send their delegates to the convention. Deadline Feb 24. Here is a taste of a past conference!
What is it?
The Berkeley High School Election Convention is a grand exercise in politics and civic engagement modeled on the major party national conventions and other high schools that have excellent conventions. (Agenda on back)
What is the educational purpose?
Its educational purpose is to engender in students a deeper interest and sense of responsibility as an informed voter and active citizen.
What is its electoral purpose?
The convention and its delegates are given the responsibility of questioning and taking a primary vote on the top candidates to high offices – ASB President, Vice President, Chief of Service, Chief of Publicity, and School Board Representative. Candidates for BSEP, School Site Council, Class Presidents and Vice Presidents will also be introduced.
**DELEGATES FROM EACH SOCIAL STUDIES CLASS ARE NEEDED**
Maximum 5 delegates per class
Who are the delegates?
Delegates are representatives of every 9th-11th grade social studies class at Berkeley High. Each group of delegates will be assigned a state, US territory, or district and asked to dress up as a way to have some fun and simulate more closely the national conventions.
How are delegates selected?
In each of your class periods please discuss with students the responsibilities and requirements of the delegate. Then you may hold an election or appoint students.