Colorado LDZ Elects Top Officers, Gets Session Underway
The Colorado LDZ is underway at Colorado State University, with two students from Colorado winning the Governor and Lieutenant Governor posts respectively.
Jorge Armendáriz, from Poudre High School in Wellington, Colo., won the Governor’s election, while Jonathan Engle from Fort Collins High School in Fort Collins, Colo., won the Lieutenant Governor’s election. Elie Jo Cisneros, from International Baccalaurete at Lamar Academy in McAllen, Texas, won the Speaker of the House post.
The Supreme Court seats, Senate seats, and Attorney positions were also filled last night, with Colorado and Texas students dominating the Supreme Court and Senate and a broader representation of students among the attorneys.
The Opening Ceremonies included comments from Herman Shelton, Executive Director of The Access Center, at Colorado State University, who told participants, “I want you to understand that this is bigger than just yourself. I firmly believe that when we shift from a perspective of ‘me’ to ‘we,’ it becomes a lot easier to understand and accept the sacrifices that we must make for our collective success.”
Students will convene through Friday afternoon, when their passed legislation will be announced at Closing Ceremonies. Simultaneous LDZs are being held in California and Panama this week, inspiring the #3LDZs hashtag.