Voices of Youth and Government
Here are four interviews from MOYAG's Clark Convention, which took place from December 5-7.
Sophie Chappell, web editor
Voices of MOYAG: Quin Rizer
Quin Rizer ran for Youth Governor at the Clark Convention. "Some experiences I had in the past at Youth and Government motivated me to run for Governor. We tend to treat people who are doing this for the first time a certain way. We make them feel almost unwelcome. I want to change that. So, even if it's your first time at Youth and Government, you'll want to go and speak up."
Voices of MOYAG: Lucas Lowry
Lucas Lowry was a first year MOYAG participant. "I wasn't expecting for all the people to be so interesting. That may sound rude, but I just didn't know how cool everyone here would be. I met a girl who's training to be in the Olympics and that was interesting. I'd love to run for office, it looks like so much fun."
Voices of MOYAG: Clayton Herbst
Clayton Herbst ran to be the Governor of the MOYAG Clark Convention. "I've been in Youth and Government for three years. My strategy [when] walking in here [was] to introduce a novice house. All the Freshman know a lot, but they don't know everything that some of us experienced people do. I had a novice house when I came in and we screwed up together, but we learned from each other."
Voices of MOYAG: Dera Okafor
Dera Okafor ran, and won, the Secretary of State position at the MOYAG Clark Convention. "I really love YAG and I want to hold a leadership position here. I feel like Secretary of State calls my name because they [Secretary's of State] help delegations come in and check in and I believe that I would be the best candidate to help with that process."