12/18/13 The Richard G. Lugar Symposium for Tomorrow’s Leaders at the University of Indianapolis on Saturday, December 14th brought together top high school juniors from around the state for a day of expert discussion on pressing public issues and world events.
Students from the Marshall County schools attending the event included:
(Back row) Reid Mosson from Triton, Clayton Lenig and Garrick Nate from Plymouth, Andrew Chupp from Triton and Chase Brown from Argos.
(Middle row) Olivia Neese from LaVille, Jeni Fishburn from Argos and Brooke Bahr from Bremen.
(Front row) Gabby Buck from Bremen and Lisa Otto from Triton.
Each year Senator Lugar attends the symposium and serves as the keynote speaker. He provides students a generous amount of time at the end of his message to ask questions on issues that are important to them. The day also included a photo of Senator Lugar with students from each of the Indiana counties represented.
The symposium exposes some of the best and brightest young minds in Indiana to global issues and helps them gain an appreciation for the complexities of these issues. Students benefit from the wisdom of thinkers and policymakers in fields that include political science, public policy, medicine and law.
This year’s Symposium featured session topics on: Immigration, Gun Control, Civility, the Effect of Terrorism on Personal Liberty, Energy Security, US Leadership in the World, and Hunger.