Youth Gov Students find their voice at the 74th Youth Legislature

The conference, held each year on the last weekend of February, hosted the best and brightest students from all over the State.

Students gathered to make their voices heard about the most important legislative issues facing Alabamians today. The students began preparing months in advance of the conference, meeting to discuss bill proposals, write speeches, prepare officers, candidates and more.

Cherokee Delegation Awards

Abby Garmany (Cherokee Co) received awards for her service as First Year Pro Tempore, was named First Year Outstanding Delegate, and her bill, “Hospital Funding Act,” was signed into law by the Youth Governor.

Madeleine Morgan (Cherokee Co) was named Outstanding Media Team Member and served as Media Liaison to the Supreme Court.

Precious Clanton (Sand Rock) was selected to be the 2024 Media Team Leader and served as the Media Liaison to the First Year Chamber.

Malaki Sipsy (Cherokee Co.) received an award for his service as Senate Assistant Secretary.

Dominick Clausen (Sand Rock) received an award for his service as House Sergeant at Arms and he also served as Chair of House Committee C Public Safety.

Cole Robertson and Lydia Doster (Cherokee Co) received awards for their service as Supreme Court Justices.

Youth Legislature Delegates Also Included:

Aubree Sipsy (Cherokee Co) Media Liaison to the Governor’s Cabinet. Jayden King (Cherokee Co) Media Assistant. Amalia “Molly” Rochell (Cherokee Co) and Jack Noah Watson (SRHS) authors of House Bill “Meal Break.” Jozalyn Woodall (Cherokee Co) author of First Year Bill “The Living Wage Act.” Reagan Tallent (Cherokee Co) Chair of First Year Committee #6 Education and Transportation and author of House Bill “First Class Education.”


The YIG Club is sponsored by the Cherokee County Career & Technology Center, Brett Keasler, CTE Director and Principal. The Technology Center is the ideal location to host the club as it serves students from all five Cherokee County high schools.

“The YIG experience is incredibly valuable to our students. You don’t have to aspire to be a politician to benefit from Youth-in-Government.  Not only do students hone their writing, speaking, and debating skills, they also learn how to be leaders in their communities by practicing responsibility, respect, honesty and caring.  Additionally, students make connections with the best and brightest students from all over Alabama, developing a network of like-minded, future leaders and friendships that last a lifetime.”

For more information on becoming involved with the Cherokee County YIG club, contact Anita Nation at the Cherokee Career & Technology Center or Sandie Rainey at Centre Elementary School


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