YMCA Team Wins Model Legislature

For the fourth consecutive year, teen delegates of the Ventura Family YMCA have taken top honors in the California YMCA Youth in Government Model Legislative Court.

The 12 youths participated in the 50th annual competition in Sacramento last month.

They competed against 2,300 other teens and advisors from 83 YMCAs across the state.

In the competition, each group created a student Senate and wrote legislation. They then lobbied to get their bill passed by a House of Representatives.

Each group was judged on its ability to win passage of the legislation.

Ventura's delegation holds the record for the most consecutive wins of any participating team, organizers said.

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