Spring State

What is Spring State?

Spring State is the final convention of the school year. 

At Spring State, debates, thought-talks, and activism initiatives fuel investigation into important political topics and current events. Spring State is also the culmination of JSA’s election cycle, where each JSA state elects its student leadership for the coming year.

By bringing together large groups of students with diverse opinions and perspectives, JSA young people learn to approach problems with open-mindedness and practical solutions.

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Sample Agenda

Friday 

4:30 pm - 5:20 pm  National Speaker and Opening

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm  Candidate Forums, Teacher Advisor Meeting, JSA 101

Saturday 

9:30 am- 10:00 am  State Opening Sessions

10:00 am - 10:50 am Organizational Block, Beginner Debate Workshop, Council of Chapter Presidents

Break

11:00 am - 12:00 pm  Activism Block

Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:20 pm Debates, Scenarios, Workshops

Break

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Debates, Scenarios, Workshops

Break

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm National Activities

Dinner Break

6:00 pm - 7:20 pm Regional/Chapter Caucus

Nighttime Activities

Sunday  

9:30 am - 10:30 am  Activism Block

Break

11:00 am - 12:30 pm  Debates, Scenarios, Workshops

Lunch (1 hour)

1:30 pm - 2:50 pm  Debates, Scenarios, Workshops

Break

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm National Activities

4:30 pm Closing Session & Election Results