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Midwest Junior State of America in Madison


MADISON (WKOW) -- The Midwest Junior State of America(JSA) is holding its Fall state convention in Madison, with daytime events at the Capitol and evening events at the Concourse Hotel downtown.

A little more than 300 high school students came from across Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Michigan for the two-day event.

These students debate many current issues facing our nation, from gay marriage, to the fiscal crisis, to gun control.

"The best thing is to be able to talk to peers who care about the issues, know about the issues and are willing to discuss in an open manner," said Summer Wu, the Midwest JSA President and a senior from Aurora, Illinois.

The convention continues Sunday.

Junior State of America is the largest high school student-run organization in the U.S. 


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