YMCA Of Greater SeattleWe build strong kids, strong families, strong communities                Congratulations,          ...
YMCA Of Greater Seattle    We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities    Congratulations, Youth and Governm...
Table of Contents                     Washington YMCA  Youth &Government              2007 Commemorative Book             ...
60/20 PROGRAM                 60th Session of the Washington YMCA Youth Legislature                                  PROGR...
PAGE                               Washington YMCA                 Celebrating of Mock Trial  60 years of Youth Legislatur...
60/20 PROGRAM                                Letters from LeadershipGreetings from the Governor,I am pleased to extend war...
PAGE     Governing Board of Directors                                          Advisory Board   Lucy Helm                 ...
60/20 PROGRAM            Alumni Stories of Youth  GovernmentI must say that my experience was cut dramatically short howev...
PAGE My introduction to Youth Legislature came from my daughter who joined the program while a student at North Thurston H...
60/20 PROGRAM          Alumni Stories of Youth  Government                                                           repri...
PAGE                            Youth Governors                                                   1948-2007               ...
60/20 PROGRAM               Youth Legislature Award RecipientsSharon Foster                                       Mock Tri...
PAGE 11                     Tribute to Advisors and Coaches                          To the adults who advise Youth  Gover...
60/20 PROGRAM1990-1999   Nora Hallett continuedand many others made sure that participants had a successful experience. A ...
PAGE 13                                 History of Mock TrialIn 1987, Washington Youth  Government doubled the number of s...
60/20 PROGRAM                   Highlights of Mock Trial                                                                  ...
PAGE 15                                                                  Washington YMCA                                  ...
60/20 PROGRAM                                    Tribute to Franklin High School                                          ...
PAGE 17                          History of Youth LegislatureThe Washington State YMCA Youth                              ...
60/20 PROGRAM                              Highlights of Youth Legislature…                                               ...
PAGE 19                     Through the years! 1947-2007                                                                  ...
60/20 PROGRAM              Honorary 60/20AnniversaryCommitteeHonorary Co-Chairs                                           ...
PAGE 21                      Vision and Mission                “Democracy must be learned by each generation.”            ...
60/20 PROGRAM                   Robert F. Utter Award                                         1982: Robert F. Utter       ...
PAGE 23                          Governor’s Cabinet             It is with deep appreciation that YMCA Youth and Governmen...
60/20 PROGRAM                   A Special Thanks to Our DonorsYMCA Youth and Government give heartfelt thanks to those who...
PAGE 25                    A Special Thanks to Our DonorsYMCA Youth and Government give heartfelt thanks to those who have...
60/20 PROGRAM                Thank You to Our Supporters                  WASHINGTON YMCA YOUTH  GOVERNMENT 2007 COMMEMORA...
PAGE 27       Thank You to Our SupportersCELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF YOUTH LEGISLATURE AND 20 YEARS OF MOCK TRIAL IN WASHINGTO...
60/20 PROGRAM                Thank You to Our Supporters                                                         Congratul...
PAGE 29                   Thank You to Our Supporters                  South Sound YMCAWe build strong kids, strong famili...
60/20 PROGRAM                Thank You to Our Supporters                  WASHINGTON YMCA YOUTH  GOVERNMENT 2007 COMMEMORA...
PAGE 31       Thank You to Our Supporters                                               PUGET                             ...
60/20 PROGRAM                Thank You to Our Supporters                  WASHINGTON YMCA YOUTH  GOVERNMENT 2007 COMMEMORA...
PAGE 33      Thank You to Our SupportersCELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF YOUTH LEGISLATURE AND 20 YEARS OF MOCK TRIAL IN WASHINGTON...
60/20 PROGRAM                                      Notes                WASHINGTON YMCA YOUTH  GOVERNMENT 2007 COMMEMORATI...
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  1. 1. YMCA Of Greater SeattleWe build strong kids, strong families, strong communities Congratulations, Youth and Government, on an exemplary legacy of leadership and service. May 2, 2007
  2. 2. YMCA Of Greater Seattle We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities Congratulations, Youth and Government,on an exemplary legacy of leadership and service.
  3. 3. Table of Contents Washington YMCA Youth &Government 2007 Commemorative Book PAGE 2…60th Session Agenda PAGE 3…Banquet Schedule PAGE 4…Letters from Leadership PAGE 5…Governing Board of Directors / Advisory Board PAGE 6-8…Alumni Stories of Youth & Government PAGE 9…Youth Governors 1948-2007PAGE 10…Youth & Government Award Recipients / Tribute to Host Families PAGE 11-12…Tribute to Advisors and Coaches / Our State Directors PAGE 13-15…History and Highlights of the Mock Trial Competition PAGE 16…Tribute to Mock Trial National Champions PAGE 17-19…History and Highlights of Youth Legislature PAGE 20…60/20 Committee / History of Capitol Campus PAGE 21…Vision and Mission PAGE 22…Robert F. Utter Award PAGE 23-24…Special Thanks to Our Donors PAGE 25-32…Thank You to Our Supporters
  4. 4. 60/20 PROGRAM 60th Session of the Washington YMCA Youth Legislature PROGRAM SCHEDULEWednesday May, 2nd Friday, May 4th11:00am-noon Registration 9:00-11:30am Second regular session 12:00-12:30 Area Orientations 9:30-4:00 Election for 2008 Major Officers 1:00-3:30 Legislative Committee in Session 10:00-10:30 Advisors Meeting I 1:30-2:00 Advisor Meeting I 10:30-11:00 Advisor Meeting II 2:00-2:30 Advisor Meeting II 11:30-1:00 Lunch On Your Own Program Committee Meeting 3:30-5:00 Alumni Reception 1:00-4:30 2nd regular session continued 3:45-4:45 Rules Committee 2:00 Governor’s Press Conference 5:00-6:00 Campaign Rally 4:30-8:00 Dinner with Host Families 5:00-5:45 Governor’s Cabinet Reception 8:00-11:00 Youth Governor’s Ball 6:00-6:45 House & Senate Organizational Sessions 6:15-7:30 Opening Joint Session7:45-9:00 60/20 Anniversary BanquetThursday, May 3rd Saturday, May 5th9:00-10:45am First regular session 9:00-11:00am Third Regular Session 9:30-10:00 Advisors Meeting I 9:30-10:00 Advisors Meeting I 10:00-10:30 Advisor Meeting II 10:00-10:30 Advisor Meeting II 10:45-11:00 Picture Line Up 11:30-12:30 Closing Joint Session 11:00-11:45 Pictures with the Governors 12:30 Adjournment11:45-1:30 CONA Delegation Meeting of the 60th Session of the WA YMCA Youth Legislature 11:45-1:30 Lunch on Your Own1:30-4:30 First regular session continued 4:45-5:45 Candidate Speeches5:45-7:30 First Regular Session Continued 7:30-9:30 Dinner with your Delegation Meeting Adjourned WASHINGTON YMCA YOUTH & GOVERNMENT 2007 COMMEMORATIVE BOOK
  5. 5. PAGE Washington YMCA Celebrating of Mock Trial 60 years of Youth Legislature and 20 years May 2, 2007 at 7:45PM Welcome Lucy Helm-Board Chair Introduction of this Evening’s Emcee—Mike Egan Recognition of Honored Guests Raffle Drawing Recognition of Program Alumni Honorary Chairs Remarks Honorable Sid Snyder-Retired Washington State Senate, Honorable Ralph Munro-Retired Secretary of State, and Honorable Justice Robert Utter-Retired Washington State Supreme Court Presentation of Utter Award Down Memory Lane Youth Legislature Mock Trial Alumni Share Their Stories Celebratory Toasts Youth Governor to the participants (audience repeats) Lt. Governor (President of the Senate) to the Senate of the State of Washington (audience repeats) Speaker of the House to the House of Representatives of the State of Washington (audience repeats) Mock Trial Representative to the Judicial System (audience repeats) Secretary of State to the State of Washington (audience repeats) Attorney General to the three branches of Government (audience repeats) Mike Egan toast to our Alumni (audience repeats) All Toasters to Our Democracy (audience repeats) Commemorative Slide Show Closing MIke EganCELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF YOUTH LEGISLATURE AND 20 YEARS OF MOCK TRIAL IN WASHINGTON STATE
  6. 6. 60/20 PROGRAM Letters from LeadershipGreetings from the Governor,I am pleased to extend warm greetings to all those celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Washington YMCA YouthLegislature Program and the 20th Anniversary of the Mock Trial Program. Congratulations on these significant milestones!These outstanding educational opportunities allow young people to learn through doing, experiencing the democraticand judicial processes firsthand. I applaud all of the Washington YMCA Youth and Government staff, volunteers, andparticipants who have made the youth Legislature and Mock Trial programs what they are today. The future rests in thehands of our youth, and prorams like these help ensure that tomorrow’s leaders will be equipped with the knowledge andskill base needed for a fair and equitable society.Thank you for your hard work and dedication, and please accept my best wishes for a memorable celebration and con-tinued success in the years ahead. Sincerely, Christine`Gregoire GovernorDear Director Nesbit:It is my pleasure to be involved in the annual YMCA Youth Legislature. This is a wonderful opportunity for WashingtonState young people to learn how their government operates. Perhaps one day many of the delegates may have a desireto run for a state office.The students, volunteers and alumni are to be commended for their dedication and commitment to this worthwhileprogram. Congratulations to all those who have worked hard to make the 60th Anniversary of Youth Government inWashington State a success! Sincerely, Brad Owen Lieutenant GovernorDear YMCA Youth and Government Students, Volunteers, and Alumni,I offer you my sincerest congratulations on the celebration of your 60th anniversary. I hope that you are proud of thisoutstanding achievement.For many, the YMCA Youth and Government program has served as a solid beginning for life-long careers devoted topublic service. The YMCA Youth and Government program instills in our youth a passion for democracy and the civicprocess that stays with them into adulthood.I look forward to another 60+ years of Youth and Government in Washington State. Sincerely, Sam Reed Secretary of State WASHINGTON YMCA YOUTH GOVERNMENT 2007 COMMEMORATIVE BOOK
  7. 7. PAGE Governing Board of Directors Advisory Board Lucy Helm Enid Layes Jennifer Joly Chair Vice Chair Secretary Sam Reed Secretary of State Sam Bovard Joan Yoshitomi Pam Curtis-Bjornsen Treasurer Sharon Tomiko Santos WA State RepresentativeJudge William Downing Stuart Elway Mike Egan Scott Washburn YMCA of Greater Seattle Garrison Kurtz Chris Koenig Bob Butts Ralph Munro Former Secretary of State Jim Bricker Jim Ferrell Claire Mauksch Justice Robert UtterJudge Robert Lewis Morrie Low Don Brevik WA State Supreme Court-Retired CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF YOUTH LEGISLATURE AND 20 YEARS OF MOCK TRIAL IN WASHINGTON STATE
  8. 8. 60/20 PROGRAM Alumni Stories of Youth GovernmentI must say that my experience was cut dramatically short however, by the earthquake of 1965, which caused cancellation of the 1965YMCA Youth Legislature. I was slated to be Lt. Governor, but never got to wield the gavel in the Senate! I was fortunate though to be theGovernor of the Cowlitz County local version of the Youth Legislature. My most vivid memory was feeling compelled to veto an issueproposed by one of my good friends. There was the usual “eleventh hour” lobbying by each side stating their case, pounding on mydoor, and I think I even held up the final session trying to decide whether or not to sign or veto the issue. Friendships of course don’tmean automatic approval, but may influence outcomes. It was a good lesson.One of the issues I recall being debated and passing easily was the white line being painted along the curbside of two-lane roads. I thinkthat idea started in the Youth Legislature and eventually became law. Another issue debated back in 1965 was the replacement of thestate sales tax with an income tax, and I see that re-cycled from time to time, still not popular enough to pass into law.Thanks again for including me, and have a wonderful celebration and reunion!! John N. Kirkpatrick, 1965 DelegateBefore I entered the YMCA Youth and Government Program my freshman year of high school, I was a timid academic who thoughtspeaking in public was a death sentence. Though the studious part of me remained intact, I evolved into a self-aware, self-confidentperson who had no qualms with interacting and communicating with people nor audiences. This is the legacy of Youth and Government:transforming individuals into socially conscious and civically interactive individuals for the rest of their lives. Joseph Jenkins, Youth Governor-58th SessionSpirited debate, patient collaboration, exchange of ideas, a dance in the Rotunda, dialogue with elected representatives and senators,staying with families on Cooper Point, that cute girl from ….. now, where was it that she was from? All of these and more are the memo-ries I have of my high school years (1958-1961) in Youth and Government. The interpersonal and academic skills necessary to researchan idea, write it as a bill, convince others of its merit, and get the governor to sign it into law have become lessons for a lifetime. As anadult teacher/advisor of a delegation, I continued to learn while students came to grips with the nuances of the program. Later, as aboard member, I saw the addition of Mock Trial to the legislative program. That was a difficult job, and yet the skills I learned from theprogram earlier helped me and others add to Youth and Government. Then seeing a daughter in the program became the icing on awonderful cake. So, what does Youth and Government mean to me? I cannot answer that. I can say that it is at the core of me, and assuch it has become part of that which supports most of what I do! I do not know what I would have become or done without my Youthand Government experiences, but I am sure I would not have felt quite so fulfilled. Jim Tomlin, Alumni, 1958-61As I contemplate my 30th high school reunion, I realize more and more the important role of Youth and Government in shaping my highschool experience. In the program I not only received valuable confidence in speaking publicly about issues I cared about, I was chal-lenged to think and write more deeply about the issues of our day. Youth and Government is one of the few places I know of whichallows of a non-ideological focus and interchange of ideas –and encourages thoughtful, respectful and focused expression and interac-tion of those ideas. In our increasingly factionalized society and world, it is much needed! It was always exciting to meet with otheryouth of the state with the support of government officials offering of the capitol--to feel that we mattered as the future of our state.Committed adults gave me an appreciation and model for the power of mentoring for youth, a commitment I have carried into my profes-sional role as a pastor these past 18 years. It was my pleasure to participate in the 50th anniversary celebration—and I had hoped to bethere for the 60th. I am pleased to continue to support and celebrate the continuation of this important and valuable program for youthin Washington—even from the other side of the country. I am deeply grateful for the support of the YMCA in making it available. Rev. Chris Johnson Foster, Youth Governor 1979In high school I attended the “judicial component” of the Youth Government program. I remember quite vividly meeting Justice Ut-ter and how kind and interested he was in us. I also remember how scary he was when we went to argue our sides. 29 years later in2007 I sat next to the Justice during Sunday’s big breakfast but this time as an attorney rater for the championship round. Karen Koehler, 1978 Delegate This memory could be considered a memorable event for our entire family. It occurred during the 1981 Youth Legislature. Our oldestdaughter, Pam Curtis, was the Youth Governor for that year and our youngest daughter, Julie Curtis, was the Sergeant-at-Arms forthe Senate together with another Vancouver youth, Ross Warner. The Governor received a note from Congressmen Rasmussen andCarlos Pizarro that her sister, Julie, had been kidnapped and was being held until the Governor approved their Senate bill which wasup for approval at that time. It was a tense time, but Julie was returned safe and unharmed after being held at the local Dairy Queenindulging in ice cream for over an hour. Marelyn and Jim Curtis, Parents of 1981 DelegatesI attended the Hi-Y Model Legislature of 1948 as a state representative from Whatcom County. I made many friends and it was a lotof fun! I have treasured that experience all my life! It gave me an opportunity to see how government functions and the seriousness ofdebate. I have continued to have a keen interest in governance and politics. I believe young people are fortunate to participate in theseactivities because whatever career path they may follow, they will be informed citizens—the bedrock of our country! Robert A McFarlane, 1948 Delegate WASHINGTON YMCA YOUTH GOVERNMENT 2007 COMMEMORATIVE BOOK
  9. 9. PAGE My introduction to Youth Legislature came from my daughter who joined the program while a student at North Thurston High School.When my son got to North Thurston, he also participated. During this time, the program needed advisers, and I volunteered, serving forseveral years with students of the Thurston County Delegation. I marveled at how the students became immersed in the program, learn-ing to write their bills, roles of legislators, lobbyists, the press, and statewide elected officials. And all students enjoyed the opportunityto work with students from other schools and cities. Youth Government provides unique opportunities for students across the stateto meet and work with each other. What a great concept! Because of Youth in Government, and the YMCA, we have contributed, andcontinue to contribute, to producing quality citizens who are leaders in the state of Washington. Now, as a member of the WashingtonState House of Representatives, I am working with the state program to help ensure a successful 60th anniversary year and to expand op-portunities for student participation in Youth Government programs.It is an honor to work with youth who are bright and eager to learn, and Youth and Government brings out the best in our young people! State Representative Sam HuntI remember attending YMCA Youth Government in Olympia in the Spring of 1966. The weather was warm and the cherry blossomswere in full bloom. The capitol was beautiful. I was captured by the place. I was a lobbyist so had freedom of movement as I worked myissues. I took breaks to walk over to the Temple of Justice where I was fascinated by the Supreme Court and the Law Library. It is pos-sible that the earliest thoughts of my becoming an attorney stemmed from those moments. Later, when I became an Assistant AttorneyGeneral, my office was in the Temple of Justice and I did legal research in that library, and remembered back to the days in high schoolwhen I visited the Temple as part of Youth Government. I made some great friends at Youth Legislature and still keep in contact withseveral of them. My office today is in the Secretary of State’s Office in the Capitol building and I regularly work with the legislature andthe courts and I enjoy seeing the Youth Legislature come each year, and it reminds me fondly of those early years. Nick Handy, 1966 DelegateBeing involved with YMCA Youth Government was a rare and memorable experience. Serving as a representative my first year in1951, I was exposed to the legislative process. The following year, I had the unbelievable experience of serving as governor. To this day,I still hold that event in high esteem. While acting as governor, I was fortunate to be a house guest of Governor and Mrs. Langley at thegovernor’s mansion where not only I stayed but also took my meals. What a wonderful opportunity to engage in dinner conversation withthe governor and his wife. Thank you YMCA Youth Government. Forrest M. Amsden, Memory from 1951 and 1952As a first-time participant as an attorney rater in the YMCA Mock Trial Competition, I had no idea what to expect. Frankly, my expecta-tions were quite low given my rather misdirected life style in high school in the 50s. I was astounded at the quality of the presentations ofthe participants, most especially the poise and confidence shown by the participants dealing with what must have been a very stressfulsituation. The presentations made showed a huge effort in preparation and much more depth of understanding of the legal process thanI ever would have imagined from high school students. I came away from the judging process thinking that many of the students I hadwatched them performed as well or better than myself and many other lawyers with lots of year of actual trial experience. Keep up thegood work in whatever careers you may choose! Charles E. Watts, 2007 Attorney RaterDuring the 2006 Competition in Olympia, one of the issues was related to “instant messaging” on computers between teenagers and whethertheir messages could later be admissible in evidence. During one of the arguments, the volunteer Judge and one of the contestant attorneyswere engaged in a vigorous argument over some of the details of the instant message. There was a reference to an older, beat up car and theJudge was trying to extract a concession from the attorney about the reference to the car. In frustration, the Judge said: “What word would youuse to refer to a broken-down 1965 Chevy?” The high-schooler, posing as an attorney, was stymied. Then, in an instant of inspiration, said:“How about ‘a piece’?” The judge looked puzzled, as well as almost everybody in the courtroom. Nobody seemed to know what the high-schooler was referring to except me. I was in the Jury Box as a rater, biting my lip to keep from laughing out loud. In that instant, it was obviousto me that the time gulf between the class of 1964 and the class of 2006 wasn’t as huge as it seemed.When I was in high school everybody knew what a “piece” was. It was a reference to a car that had no redeeming value. It was a short-ened form of full name of such a car: “a piece of s#@t.” A name that was well known to all of us that couldn’t afford Mustangs and GTO’s,but rode around in aging, four-door, two-tone, stick-six, “pieces.”I’m still laughing about the student that blurted out this response under pressure and then looked around the Courtroom, hoping thatnobody understood what he had just said. Our eyes didn’t meet, so he probably thought that the dangerous response had slipped byunnoticed; but he didn’t know that one grey-haired baby-boomer thought the response was hilarious. Thomas A. Brown, 2006 Attorney RaterGoing to state was one of the best experiences of my life. It truly confirmed my desire to become a lawyer, and it showed me it is pos-sible, and that if I work hard it will pay off. I’m not afraid of going to college next year thanks to Mock Trial. I am extremely excited tostudy law and I have great motivation. I got to be exactly who I wanted to be, and accomplished exactly what I wanted to accomplishand I couldn’t be more happy. Jessica Replogle, 2007 Mock Trial ParticipantMock Trial has provided me with the courage to improvise on my feet and to look an adult in the eye and explain my point of view logicallyand firmly. It has also given me a strong interest in and respect for the American legal system, as well as an acute sense of self-confi-dence which I believe carries into other areas of my life. Claire Mauksch, 2006 Mock Trial Participant CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF YOUTH LEGISLATURE AND 20 YEARS OF MOCK TRIAL IN WASHINGTON STATE
  10. 10. 60/20 PROGRAM Alumni Stories of Youth Government reprinted with permission of the King County Bar AssociationTo all who passed through the experience, to those who came back to their Y’s to help and to those who areexperiencing it today. It is a wonderful program. It is one of those building blocks in “life” and my congratu-lations to all. —Mike Robinson, Retired YMCA Professional WASHINGTON YMCA YOUTH GOVERNMENT 2007 COMMEMORATIVE BOOK
  11. 11. PAGE Youth Governors 1948-2007 Governor Christine Gregoire and 2007 Youth Governor Morrie Low1948 Walter Becker Spokane 1978 Bob Otto Port Angeles1949 No Information No Information 1979 Chris Ann Johnson Foster Olympia1950 Paul Schumann Sunnyside 1980 John Best Yakima1951 Kenneth Erickson Puyallup 1981 Pamela Curtis Vancouver1952 Forrest Amsden Spokane 1982 Mark Tabbutt Olympia1953 Gordon Conger Seattle 1983 Jim Heckman Port Angeles1954 Robert Breitenfeldt Yakima 1984 Mark Carhart Yakima1955 Richard Miers Tacoma 1985 Sung Yang Port Angeles1956 Dan Hungate Pullman 1986 Debbie Niichel Port Angeles1957 Cal Papritz Everett 1987 Simon Barnhart Port Angeles1958 Dave Bayne Yakima 1988 Dustin Klinger Stevenson1959 Ray Cairncross Olympia 1989 Erik Kupka Aberdeen1960 Ray Lindstrom Spokane 1990 Jay Simons Aberdeen1961 William Almon Everett 1991 Jonathan Straight Pullman1962 Pete Hanson Pasco 1992 Frosty Gill Stevenson1963 Omar Parker Hoquiam 1993 Tom Gannon Tri-Cities1964 Allen Sherwin Spokane 1994 Emily Schell Pullman1965 Robert Bond Port Angeles 1995 Shawn Lamebull Stevenson1966 Peter Lierance Port Angeles 1996 Skyler Brimhall Kent1967 Andrew Bohrnsen Hoquiam 1997 Kirstin Haugen Northshore1968 Bill Felice Shorline/Seattle 1998 Tonya Sprague Southeast1969 Tom Schwartz Longview 1999 LesLee Bickford Walla Walla1970 Morris Johnson Mt. Vernon 2000 Sarah Sarchin Northshore1971 Bruce King Port Angeles 2001 Sam Downing Lakeside1972 Mark Reiman Mt. Vernon 2002 Magnus Altmayer Yakima1973 Dave Lewis Seattle 2003 Benjamin Rubinfield Seattle Academy1974 Jeanne Cushman Mt. Vernon 2004 Tela Crane Sammamish1975 Mark Munson Yakima 2005 Joe Jenkins Heritage1976 Tom Cummings Wenatchee 2006 Addison Tice Northshore1977 Steve Clark Shorline/Seattle 2007 Morrie Low Stevenson CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF YOUTH LEGISLATURE AND 20 YEARS OF MOCK TRIAL IN WASHINGTON STATE
  12. 12. 60/20 PROGRAM Youth Legislature Award RecipientsSharon Foster Mock Trial Outstanding JudicialOutstanding Delegation Award State Champions Participant1984 Bickleton High School 1986 Carroll High School 1979 Dean Sleeper (Port Angelos)1985 Northeast Seattle YMCA 1987 Gonzaga Preparatory 1980 Bernadette M. Pratt (Highline-Seattle)1986 Stevenson High School 1989 Moses Lake High School 1981 Donald S. Rose (Highline- Seattle)1987 Aberdeen Family YMCA 1990 Franklin HIgh School 1982 Diane L. Lamon (Highline- Seattle)1988 Lower Columbia Basin YMCA (Tri-Cities) 1991 Franklin HIgh School 1983 Kevin D. Stewart (Highline- Seattle)1989 Tacoma Pierce County YMCA 1992 Franklin HIgh School 1984 Norman Cheng (Pullman)1990 South Sound Area YMCA (Olympia) 1993 Ft. Vancouver HIgh School 1985 Danielle Hornbaker (Tacoma)1991 Kitsap Family YMCA (Bremerton) 1994 Lynden High School 1986 Derek Keith (Tacoma)1992 Wenatchee Valley YMCA 1995 Ft. Vancouver HIgh School 1987 Christina Dobbs (Othello)1993 Southeast Family YMCA (Everett) 1996 Ft. Vancouver HIgh School 1988 Heather Shaw (Eastside-Seattle)1994 University Prep (Seattle) 1997 Franklin HIgh School1995 Yakima Family YMCA 1998 Franklin HIgh School1996 Meredith Mathews East Madison YMCA (Seattle) 1999 Franklin HIgh School This portion of the Youth Legislature was1997 Stevenson High School 2000 Franklin HIgh School replaced by the Mock Trial Program.1998 Aberdeen Family YMCA 2001 Franklin HIgh School1999 Southeast Family YMCA (Everett) 2002 Franklin HIgh School2000 Southeast Family YMCA (Everett) 2003 Seattle Prep2001 Southeast Family YMCA (Everett) 2004 Seattle Prep2002 Sammamish 2005 University Prep2003 University 2006 Seattle Academy of Arts Sciences2004 Heritage 2007 Seattle Prep2005 Metro2006 Metro Tribute to Host FamiliesA little known, but big part of the moved into a retirement home. SomeYouth Legislature experience is the hosted for over thirty years. Why dohome stay. There are only two or they do it? Debby Pattin, a long-timethree state Youth Government pro- volunteer, who hosted kids from Bell-grams that still offer home stays. ingham wrote, “The thing I most en-Washington’s board of directors feel joyed about hosting was hearing theirthat the home stay is an integral part enthusiasm for the bills they wereof the experience. Students not only working on. Also my grade schoollearn about democratic governance kids were thrilled to spend time withwhen in Olympia, they also learn the the ‘teenagers’ as they called them.”people skills for succeeding in life, the etiquette of Host families are friendly, kind, and tolerant. They’remeeting new people and being a gracious guest.Olympia is a good natured community and every good neighbors. What binds them with a com-year around 50 families open their homes to YMCA mon thread is a special feeling that by hosting theseYouth Government delegates for three nights. young adults, they are helping something bigger, help-Families in Olympia have been opening their homes for ing young people find their way in life, helping some-sixty years to the program. Many have written us that thing as important as democracy itself. Thanks to thethey are so sorry they can no longer host because they’ve thousands of host families over the past 60 years.We have sponsored several kids each year and have enjoyed every moment. The first time we still had ourchildren at home and they became fast friends. Once our children left for college, we decided to continue offer-ing our home. It never seems to be a burden and the kids we have hosted have been delightful. We encourageothers to open their homes and enjoy the gift of friendship. —Jacki Bill Gavin WASHINGTON YMCA YOUTH GOVERNMENT 2007 COMMEMORATIVE BOOK
  13. 13. PAGE 11 Tribute to Advisors and Coaches To the adults who advise Youth Government delegations You are an essential element of the program. Research has shown that positive adult relationships are one of forty developmental assets in an adolescent’s life that can make a difference between success and poor choices. Thank you for your dedication to democracy and to the future leaders of this country. —with much gratitude YMCA Youth GovernmentMy advisor is the perfect mix of friendliness and authority: a little bit of guidance and a little bit of fun. —unknown student delegate Our State Directors Sharon Foster Sharon Foster1972-1983During my tenure as director the special memories I have for this terrific program include the election of the first three women as Gov-ernor, Jeanne Cushman in 1974, Chris Johnson in 1979 and Pam Curtis in 1981 and the first African American Governor, John Best in1980; Governor Spellman signing House Bill 747, tax relief for YMCA’s; our annual sessions meeting simultaneously with special ses-sions of the Washington State Legislature; the Sonics winning the NBA championship, and Seattle Slew winning the Kentucky Derbyduring our session. But most of all I will always remember the advisors and kids, the heart of the program and always in my heart1984-1990 Martha JollyIt was my pleasure as Executive Director of YMCA Youth Government from January, 1984 to July, 1990. I followed in the able foot-steps of Sharon (Petty) Foster and had a great base upon which to continue growing this outstanding program.During the years of 1984-1990 Youth Government leadership: • initiated the first statewide volunteer advisor training (held at YMCA Camp Dudley in Eastern Washington) • transitioned from an appellate Judicial Program to the current YMCA Mock Trial Competition. • secured a $175,000 Washington State Centennial grant for a statewide Mock Constitutional Convention in 1989 (partnering with The Junior Stateman Foundation) • introduced a Freshman House of Representatives to accommodate a growing enrollment of younger students • initiated the YMCA Youth Government Endowment fund • initiated the Governor’s Breakfast and Proclamation Signing, which began as a fund-raising breakfast for lobbyists in the Governor’s Office1990-1999 Nora HallettThe 90’s were my years as Executive Director and I loved every minute. The Mock Trial program grew substantially and a lot of workwent into developing the Board of Directors and a strong fund-raising capacity with an alumni base for the entire organization. Our50th Anniversary celebration was held in the Rotunda and House Chambers. The respect and love for the programs that legislativeand judicial employees had was palable. The nurturing of state employees in the Sergeant-at-Arms office, the Code Revisers’, theSecretary of State’s office, the Governor’s office, the GAO, the Administrative Office of the Courts, Thurston County Courthouse CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF YOUTH LEGISLATURE AND 20 YEARS OF MOCK TRIAL IN WASHINGTON STATE
  14. 14. 60/20 PROGRAM1990-1999 Nora Hallett continuedand many others made sure that participants had a successful experience. A tremendous amount of volunteer work goes into keepingYMCA Youth Government programs alive, and these people do it because they believe in the motto that “Democracy must be learnedby each generation”.There are a couple of stories that represent for me some of the learning that took place in the Youth Legislature. I remember one year, ayoung man named Trevor Rowe had gotten 300 fluorescent condoms donated to help him lobby a bill to allow condoms in high schools. Imade the decision not to allow him to pass them out to students in the House and Senate chambers since we were guests in the Capitoland it would violate their rules and jeopardize our program’s ability to use the building in the future (although I did find a few blown up likeballoons in the elevator). He challenged me on free speech grounds and that year there was a lively debate about free speech issues.Another year, as students were mingling out in the Rotunda one delegation evidently criticized the position of another delegation. The advi-sor came to me and insisted that I punish the group who was being vocal and critical. I refused to do that but encouraged them to exercisetheir own free speech to defend their position. The next day there was a “counter demonstration” in the Rotunda with placards supportingtheir position. The advisor told me that nothing had energized their group more than having courage to speak out and they went on to lobbytheir bills through committee to be passed in both houses.The public does not often see the results of incidents like these, but those of us who have been privileged to work with YMCA Youth Government teen leadership programs know the life-changing insights participants can receive. Minds are sharpened, insights into humancharacter are gained, and the understanding of an individuals’ power to act in a democratic society turns on like a light bulb. I am proud andhumbled to have been part of this important process for nine years and wish the organization congratulations on its 60th anniversary!1999-2003 Linda MedcalfMy years were marked mainly with dreams of a “normal” session—we started off with a great one, following in Nora’s very capablefootsteps. Then there was the earthquake—and the scramble to find venue. The Evergreen State College generously allowed us theuse of their campus—which made for some very interesting logistical challenges. For example, somehow we neglected to mention toEvergreen Security that the Governor’s entourage would be arriving and they were stopped; we’re still not sure how many students foundthe nude beach; conversations between Evergreen students and Youth Legislature delegates provided new and interesting debates forour participants, etc. The next year we were allowed to use the damaged state capitol, the last group to use it before closure for repairs.Finding and photographing all the cracks, dips and missing plaster became a major preoccupation. Then came the adapted capitol—thewhite tent, the basement offices, the very cramped chambers, the off campus events (thanks to Olympia High School for joint sessionsand the United Churches for campaign speeches). Somehow through all the shifting venues and logistics, the kids rose to the challengeand conducted great sessions! I loved my years as executive director with YMCA Youth Government—and the years I attended asa participant and now as an advisor.2003-current Janelle NesbitIt is an honor to serve as the current Executive Director of the YMCA Youth and Government program. I began serving in February of2004. My first memory of the program was attending the Governor’s Breakfast and meeting the officers of the 57th session. I followedin the footsteps of Linda Medcalf and three other dedicated and passionate Directors that gave me a solid foundation upon which tocontinue growing this outstanding program.Highlights of the last few years:• the move back into the Capitol following the repairs from the 2001 earthquake,• an increase in the number of Washington State Mock Trial teams able to compete in a national competition,• the first delegation of students to represent Washington State at the Conference on National Affairs in Black Mountain, North Carolina (2005),• a partnership with the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop avenues for YG programs to meet state civic education requirements,• outstanding dedication and involvement by the Board of Directors, including student representatives from both programs• a consistent and dedicated staff,• introduction of the “Governor’s Cabinet” as a means to recognize Major Donors, student leaders and elected officials (2005),• a 50% increase in the YG reserve and endowment funds,• a partnership with the U.S. State Department’s World Affairs Council allowing students the opportunity to meet with leaders from other countries to discuss the importance of Democracy around the world,• addition of the 8th Grade Senate making a total of five legislative chambers that meet during the Youth Legislature, and• the reintroduction of the “Governors Ball” back to the Rotunda. 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  15. 15. PAGE 13 History of Mock TrialIn 1987, Washington Youth Government doubled the number of students it could reach by taking on the high schoolMock Trial Program, previously run by the Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division. Since its inception,the Mock Trial Program has seen over 11,500 students participate. In 2007, 45 schools participated at district competi-tions and 20 teams competed in the State Finals. Seattle Prep took top honors as the 2007 Champion of the statewideYMCA Youth Government Mock Trial Program Competition. For the first time in the program’s history four teams from ourstate will be attending national competitions. The first place team will attend the National High School Mock Trial Champi-onships in Dallas, TX and the three runners up will all attend the American Mock Trial Invitational in New Brunswick, NJ . Through the years at Mock Trial… Top Finalists 2007 1st place SEATTLE PREP 2nd place UNIVERSITY PREP 3rd place FRANKLINBeginning in September, students begin studying the case and understanding the lives of the characters they must eventu-ally become. They learn courtroom procedures, rehearse opening and closing arguments, and practice the art of thinkingon their feet. Each team must field both a plantiff and defense team, meaning that often times students must play dualroles. During the month of February teams around the state match up for district competitions. When the results are in, itis decided which 20 teams will make it to the state championship in the spring.2006-07 Mock Trial Highlights45 Teams competed in 6 district competitions throughout the state20 Teams competed at the state Mock Trial finals599 students participated in the 6 district eventsOver 300 students and 40 teachers, and coaches along with over 100 volunteers participatedin the Mock Trial finals March 23-25th, 2007The top four teams will move on the the National Level CompetitionOver 120 Attorneys volunteered to rate, coach, and support the Mock Trial program throughout the stateA special breakfast was held on March 25th at the Red Lion to honor all those who are participating at theState championships CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF YOUTH LEGISLATURE AND 20 YEARS OF MOCK TRIAL IN WASHINGTON STATE
  16. 16. 60/20 PROGRAM Highlights of Mock Trial 1998 1994 Mock Trial in Washington 1996 1997 Celebrating 20 years WASHINGTON YMCA YOUTH GOVERNMENT 2007 COMMEMORATIVE BOOK
  17. 17. PAGE 15 Washington YMCA Youth Government Mock Trial Case and Winner in bold History Competition 1989 Civil Case 1995 Criminal Case 2001 Criminal CaseCasey Carter v. Henry M. Jackson H.S. State of Washington v. Mel Dobson State of Washington v. Tag Montague Discrimination of a student with AIDS 2nd Degree burglary and malicious mischief Free Speech and Graffiti Moses Lake vs. Capitol Ft. Vancouver vs. Walla Walla Franklin vs. Fort Vancouver Supreme Court Justice Barbara Durham Supreme Court Justice Charles Smith Supreme Court Justice Tom Chambers 1990 Civil Case 1996 Civil Case 2002 Criminal CaseRobinson et al v. Adams School District Capulet v. Rich County S.D. State of Wahington v. Ogden Browne High School Drug Testing Policy Racial Discrimination Vehicular Homicide Franklin vs. Port Angeles Ft. Vancouver vs. Franklin Franklin vs. University Prep Supreme Court Justice Charles Smith Court of Appeals Judge Karen G. Seinfeld Supreme Court Justice Susan Owens 1991 Civil Case 1997 Criminal Case 2003 Criminal Case State of Washington v. Chelan Lake State of Washington v. Haines State of Washington v. Taylor Garrison The Right to Die Self Defense or Murder? Sports Assault Franklin vs. ? Franklin vs. University Prep Seattle Prep vs. Franklin Supreme Court Justice Richard B. Sanders Supreme Court Justice Susan Owens 1992 Criminal Case 1998 Criminal Case 2004 Civil Case State of Washington v. Haines State of Washington v. Jones Internet Freedom Forum,et al v. Sam HoustonInvoluntary Manslaughter/possession of unregistered weapon Domestic Violence Civil Liberties and Patriot Act Franklin vs. Ft. Vancouver Franklin vs. Ridgefield Seattle Prep vs. University Prep Supreme Court Justice James Dolliver Supreme Court Justice Richard Guy Supreme Court Justice Robert Utter 1993 Civil Case 1999 Civil Case 2005 Criminal Case State of Washington v. Kruse Noble v. Katiesburg School District State of Washington v. Whislea Dwight Malicious Harassment Sexual Harrasment in Schools Accomplice Liability/Felony Murder Ft. Vancouver vs. University Prep Franklin vs. University Prep University Prep vs. Ft. Vancouver Elaine Houghton Steven DeForest Supreme Court Justice Barbara Madsen Supreme Court Justice Jim Johnson 1994 Civil Case 2000 Civil Case 2006 Criminal CaseState of Washington v. Jerrod T. Bronson A.Williams, M. Graves State of Washington v.Lin Pauling Insurance Fraud Cedar County Board of Education Conrolled Substance Homicide First Amendment and case for injunctive relief Lynden vs. Ft. Vancouver Seattle Academy vs. Franklin Franklin vs. University Prep Supreme Court Justice Susan Owens Supreme Court Justice Gerry Alexander 2007 1987 2007 Civil Case Cisco Narcissus v. JP “Weegee” Zenger Invasion of Privacy Seattle Prep vs. University Prep Supreme Court Justice Jim Johnson CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF YOUTH LEGISLATURE AND 20 YEARS OF MOCK TRIAL IN WASHINGTON STATE
  18. 18. 60/20 PROGRAM Tribute to Franklin High School National Champions Mock Trial Franklin 1st in State Franklin 1st in Nation 1990 1998 2000 1991 1999 1992 2000 Franklin 3rd in Nation 1997 2001 2001 2002 Rick Nagel the teacher behind the legacy. The Dynasty 1990 1997 1998 1999 2000 2002 Credit is due to the hard work and dedication win.” Judge William Downing said, “There is of Coach Rick Nagel. Without Nagel’s con- just some magic quality that Nagel has that stant demand for excellence his teams would brings out the best performance in kids.” Na- have never reached their amazing levels. Josh gel call this “just a Jewish sense of humor.” He Sidell, a member of the 1999 and 2000 teams, says you have to be careful to keep the right said “Most teachers don’t like to criticize. They balance with a team and in the classroom. say, ‘Good effort, you tried hard.’ Mr. Nagel Though the coach of 16 years has a re- will say ‘This was not good.’ But then when cord of shrugging off all credit for the you get a paper back…that says ‘Excellent team’s success, it truly lies with him. question’ next to it, you have a glow because you will say, ‘I earned that.’ It’s so sincere”. Without his work, research, requests for At Nagel’s roast in 1995 a former student said professional help, demand for excellence, that Nagel “definitely had a bit of attitude.” analysis, support, spirit, pride, soul and love, Many students would agree that Nagel’s “at- there would be no Franklin Mock Trial. titude” has been a factor in Franklin’s suc- Taken from Franklin High School Mock Trial cess. Judge Doug McBroom says of Na- “The Dynasty” gel, “Of course he has attitude! He wants to A complete history of the Franklin Mock Trial Team. WASHINGTON YMCA YOUTH GOVERNMENT 2007 COMMEMORATIVE BOOK
  19. 19. PAGE 17 History of Youth LegislatureThe Washington State YMCA Youth procedure, research and draft legisla-and Government Program has been tion, and discuss the roles of the pressproviding unique, hands-on opportuni- and lobbyists in the legislative pro-ties for teens to learn about the govern- cess. The culmination of the programmental process and take on leadership occurs during the first week in May.roles for the past 60 years. Established It is at this time that students fromin 1947, the Washington State Youth around the state converge on the stateand Government Program was one of capitol and take over the Legislativethe first of its kind and is among the Building for their Youth Session. Here10 oldest programs in the country. 1949 YMCA Youth Legislature students take on the roles of Repre-The first Washington Youth Legislature included 150 high sentative, Senator, Lobbyist, Reporter, or Page and doschool students from YMCA Hi-Y clubs around the state. their part in passing legislation that is important to them. In addition to these roles, experienced participants alsoThroughout the year participants spend time in their local have the opportunity to take on leadership roles such asdelegations learning the basics of state government. They Governor, Secretary of State, and Speaker of the House.practice public speaking skills and learn parliamentary The Bill Debate Quiz THE NEWS TRIBUNE-Joseph Turner (reprinted with permission of the News Tribune)TAKE OUR QUIZOur future leaders have some familiar ideas and some that are really out there. So here’s the quiz: Which of the ideasbelow have been considered by the Youth Legislature, the adult Legislature or both?1. Prohibit talking on cell phones while driving. 15. Permit mercy killings and assisted suicide.2. Ban smoking within 20 feet of an infant. 16. Make voter registration mandatory and fine those who3. Establish a state income tax. fail to vote.4. Ban all guns except hunting rifles. 17. Allow the state to confiscate run-down homes that5. “Whereas the United States of America is always lower the value of neighboring properties.right,” change the name of the U.S. to “World Police.” 18. Designate martial arts expert and movie star, Chuck6. Replace “marriage” laws with “civil unions,” an Norris as the state’s official bird, replacing the willowopening for same-sex marriages. goldfinch.7. Ask Congress to bring back the military draft, a 19. Ask Congress to allow illegal immigrants whose chil-lottery for everyone 18 to 24 years old. dren are born here to become citizens if the immigrants8. Provide a tax break on soda pop syrup. hold a job for one year.9. Raise the state gas tax. 20. Get rid of the national motto “In God We Trust.”10. Allow students who flunk the WASL, to retake 21. Ban “rat tail” hair styles in public schools, subject to athe test “as many times as needed.” $50.00 fine.11. Abolish the death penalty 22. Regulate interior designers.12. Designate the Walla Walla onion as the official 23. Ban tattoos and body piercing for anyone under 18.state vegetable. 24. Require school boards to consider starting high school13. Take away the licenses of two-time drunk driving of- classes no earlier than 8:30am.fenders for life. 25. Lower the legal drinking age to 18.14. Construct a geodesic dome, 162 miles in diameter, tocreate a tropical climate in Washington to boost tourism. Answers below14. Youth 15. Youth 16. Youth 17. Youth 18. Youth 19. Youth 20. Youth 21. Youth 22. Adult 23. Both 24. Youth 25. YouthANSWERS: 1. Both 2. Youth 3. Both 4. Youth 5. Youth 6. Both 7. Youth 8. Adult 9. Both 10. Both 11. Both 12. Adult 13. Youth CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF YOUTH LEGISLATURE AND 20 YEARS OF MOCK TRIAL IN WASHINGTON STATE
  20. 20. 60/20 PROGRAM Highlights of Youth Legislature… 1950 1949 1949 1952 1967 1969 1949: Listening intently 1952 1963 1970 In the early days… 40’s 60’s 1970: The faces of the 1970 Youth Legislature 50’s 70’s 1976 1949 1955 1966 1954 1977 1957 1972 1951 1957 1957: Youth Legislature participants stop to enjoy the fountain on the Capitol Campus. WASHINGTON YMCA YOUTH GOVERNMENT 2007 COMMEMORATIVE BOOK
  21. 21. PAGE 19 Through the years! 1947-2007 2006 1980 1997 1997 Celebrating 1980 1980 60 years 1997 1980 Youth Legislature: Check out all the plaid! 80’s present 90’s 19971988 1994 1985 1997: Celeb rating 50 ye ars 1996 2002 2007 YOUTH LEGISLATURE 2005 1996 CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF YOUTH LEGISLATURE AND 20 YEARS OF MOCK TRIAL IN WASHINGTON STATE
  22. 22. 60/20 PROGRAM Honorary 60/20AnniversaryCommitteeHonorary Co-Chairs Judge William Downing Karen HyattSid Snyder King County Superior Court Hyatt CorporationWashington State Senate, retired Judge Craig Matheson Stuart ElwayJustice Robert Utter Benton Franklin Superior Court Elway ResearchWashington State Supreme Court, retired Bob Butts Enid Layes Ralph Munro Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Sharon FosterFormer Secretary of State Former Director Rick Nagel Committee Chair Franklin High School Teacher Don Brevik (Mock Trial Coach), retired Tacoma Pierce County YMCAPam Curtis-Bjornsen Jim BrickerCenter for Evidence Based research, OHSU Pemco Financial Services, Governmental Affairs Jeanne Cushman Betti Sheldon Washington State Senate, retired History of the State Capitol After Olympia became the capital of the Washington Territory in 1854, the city’s founder, Edmund Sylves- ter, gave the legislature 12 acres of land upon which to build the capitol, located on a hill overlooking what is now known as Capitol Lake. A two-story wood-frame building was constructed on the site, where the legislature met starting in 1856. When Pres. Benjamin Harrison approved Washington’s state constitution in 1889, he donated 132,000 acres of federal lands to the state, with the stipulation that income from the lands was to be used solely for construction of the state capitol. The legislature formed the State Capitol Commission in 1893 to oversee the creation of a new capitol building on the property in Olympia. The commission held a nationwide competition to find an archi- tect, and chose Ernest Flagg. Construction began on Flagg’s plan, but was stalled by poor economic conditions with only the foundation completed. When the legislature finally passed an appropriation of additional funds in 1897, newly-elected Gov. John Rogers vetoed it. Rogers advocated the purchase of an existing building for use as the state capitol: the Thurston Co. Courthouse downtown. The legislature approved the new location, and began meeting there in 1905. The courthouse became the location of all agencies of the state government, and within a few years the legislature decided the building was too small. A new State Capitol Commission met in 1911 to build a group of buildings, rather than a single facility, to serve as the capitol. The commission held another com- petition for an architect, and selected the design submitted by the firm of Walter Wilder and Harry White. Construction began in 1912, and the Temple of Justice was completed in 1920, followed by the Insurance Building and the power and heating plant. After multiple revisions to the plans, the Legislative Building was completed in 1928. This building is the dominant feature of the capitol grounds, with its dome reach- ing a height of 287 feet, making it one of the tallest self-supporting masonry domes in the world. The Lantern and Cupola After being in storage for more than thirty years, the lantern of the cupola was restored to its original loca- tion with the Rehabilitation of the Legislative Building in 2004. Now the Lantern shines brightly atop the 287 foot dome with energy from the sun. The Legislative Building solar Project was installed 2004 as part of the Legislative Building Rehabilitation. The solar power project consists of two separate 10 kilowatt solar arrays placed on the 5th floor roof of the Legislative building. Even in a cloudy climate, the 144 solar modules produce up to 20,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually. This is enough electricity to illuminate the lantern and exterior colonnade. The word cupola comes from the Latin meaning “little cupo” or little dome originally referring to small domes atop cathedrals which allowed light to enter the sanctuary. WASHINGTON YMCA YOUTH GOVERNMENT 2007 COMMEMORATIVE BOOK
  23. 23. PAGE 21 Vision and Mission “Democracy must be learned by each generation.” The Vision is to create new generations of ethical and informed public minded citizens. The Mission of YMCA Youth and Governmentis to teach Democratic values and skills to youth through hands-on experiences. Program Goals to foster the development of citizen responsibilityto develop social competence, problem solving ability, and communication skills to encourage self reliance and a sense of purpose for youth to stimulate careful deliberation of social issues and their possible resolutions to create opportunities to hear and respect varying viewpoints to apply ethical values in making public policy to teach the YMCA core values of Honesty, Caring, Respect, Responsibility, Faith and Fun 1954: Youth Legislature participants share their vision on the Legislative Building stairs. CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF YOUTH LEGISLATURE AND 20 YEARS OF MOCK TRIAL IN WASHINGTON STATE
  24. 24. 60/20 PROGRAM Robert F. Utter Award 1982: Robert F. Utter In Recognition of Ethical leadership, Commitment to the Ideals of Democracy, Civic responsibility and Community Service. Robert F. Utter 1997 Daniel J. Evans 1998 Federick T. Haley 1999 Ralph Munro 2000 Bob Henderson 2001 Christine Gregoire 2002 Bill Sieverling 2003 Rick Nagel 2005 Ray Johnston 2005 WASHINGTON YMCA YOUTH GOVERNMENT 2007 COMMEMORATIVE BOOK
  25. 25. PAGE 23 Governor’s Cabinet It is with deep appreciation that YMCA Youth and Government recognizes the corporations, organizations and individuals who have contributed $1,000 or more in 2006-2007 to our teen leadership programs. The YMCA Youth Legislature and the YMCA Mock Trial Program. Thank you for your commitment to the young people of Washington State. Microsoft Corporation Enid Layes YMCA of Greater Seattle Pamela Curtis-Bjornsen and Lennie Bjornsen Lucy Helm Scott and Cheryl Washburn Washington Judges’ Foundation Sam and Linda Bovard Starbucks Coffee Company Garrison Kurtz Key Foundation Karen and H. Norman Hyatt PEMCO Financial Services Robert and Janelle Nesbit Jason Helberg Jennifer Joly Washington District and Municipal Virginia Stout Court Judges’ Association Young Lawyers Division Mark Tabbut and Denise Board Washington State Bar Association Bob and Carolyn Wolfe Washington Mutual AFSCME BECU Jim Bricker Joan Yoshitomi YMCA of Snohomish County Nintendo of America Saltchuck Resources Staurt Irene Elway, Elway Research State Farm Insurance CompaniesWashington State Trial Lawyers Association BP Corporation of North America Alaska Airlines Chehalis Indian Tribe Puget Sound Energy Hyatt Companies BNSF Washington State Bar Association Washington State Auto Dealers Service Premera Blue Cross Vulcan Northwest, Inc. Boeing CushmanGale, LLC CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF YOUTH LEGISLATURE AND 20 YEARS OF MOCK TRIAL IN WASHINGTON STATE
  26. 26. 60/20 PROGRAM A Special Thanks to Our DonorsYMCA Youth and Government give heartfelt thanks to those who have contributed throughout the last year. They havemade it possible for Mock Trial and Youth Legislature to maintain quality programs.Founder ($5,000 and up) Sustainer’s ($500 to $999) Friends ($250 to $499)Microsoft Corporation YMCA of Tacoma-Pierce County Public Affairs of WashingtonYMCA of Greater Seattle Honorable William Downing Wahington State Medical AssociationLucy Helm Chris Liza Koenig Chiechi and AssociatesWashington Judges Foundation Rich Wallis Bear Mountain Forest ProductsStarbucks Dorothy Cutting Carney Badley Spellman, P.S.Key Foundation Bill Carole Koenig Ben Bridge JewelersPEMCO Financial Services Harold LeMay Enterprises Bogard and AssociatesJason Helberg Jennifer Joly Ken Ellen Nowlin Honorable Robert Lewis David Judy Smith Ken Heide Simpson Les Schwab Tire Centers Angeles Electric CompanyBenefactor ($2,500 to $4,999) South Sound Family YMCA The Law Firm of Platt Irwin TaylorVirginia Stout Rebecca Liebman Charlie Stephens Ned LangeYoung Lawyers Division, Jay Jennings YMCA of Greater Tri-Cities Washington State Bar Association Clallam County Bar Association Whatcom Family YMCAWashington Mutual Admiral Thomas Margaret Hayward Skagit Valley YMCABECU Robert Butts Associated General Contractors of Washington Kathleen Pierce Jean LeonardChampion ($1,500 to $2,499) Lai MorrellStuart Irene Elway, Elway Research Association of Washington Business Supporters (up to $249)Joan Yoshitomi Jim Wendy Ferrell Frank PritchardNintendo of America Barry Rau, Sterling Associates Jean Russell AndersonWashington State Trial Lawyers Association Sanitary Service Company, Inc. Nancy Ashley, HeliotropeAlaska Airlines Mike Egan Dorothy EleyPuget Sound Energy Honorable Betti SheldonBNSF The Rev. Chris Andrew FosterWashington State Auto Dealers Services Marelyn Jim CurtisVulcan Northwest, Inc. Friends ($250 to $499) William Fitzharris Clallam County YMCABoeing Corporation Don Brevik Gary Huff Lyn Breitenfeldt, Yakima Family YMCA Creditors Culsulting Services, Inc.Governor’s Cabinet ($1,000 to $1,499) Cheri Brennan Tom Horsley David Linda BarberPamela Curtis-Bjornsen Lennie Bjornsen Marcia Isenberger, Sarah Christopher ClintonScott Cheryl Washburn Sammamish Family YMCA George CuttingSam Linda Bovard Joe Jenkins Frederick Margaret HellbergKaren H. Norman Hyatt Janet Levinger Honorable Laura Inveen G. Wm. ShawRobert Janelle Nesbit Honorable Sharon Tomiko Santos, Kathleen JenkinsWashington District WA State Representative Honorable Paul Kraabel and Municipal Court Judges’ Association Justice Robert F. Elizableth Utter Bill MontgomeryGarrison Kurtz Walla Walla YMCA Catherine MorrisMark Tabbutt Denise Board Washington State Auto Dealers Association Jane Reisman, OrganizationalBob Carolyn Wolfe YMCA of Grays Harbor Research Services, Inc.BP Corporation of North America YMCA of the Inland Northwest James RobartChehalis Indian Tribe Harold Muffy Bryan Melanie Wayne StewartAFSCME Danny M. Coyne Marsha Merritt LongJim Bricker Wayne Clemetson Jane VullietYMCA of Snohomish County Teodoro Rodriguez, Torero’s YMCA at Washington State UniversitySaltChuk Resources William Almon Kitsap Family YMCAEnid Layes Jeff Belvill YMCA of Southwest WashingtonHyatt Companies WH and EW Medowcroft Community Jill Thomas SellsWashington State Bar Association Honorable Craig Matheson Robert H. Sarah AlsdorfPremera Blue Cross Mike MacDowell Fred CoxState Farm Insurance Companies James Mc Curdy Gordon Irene DickCushmanGale, LLC Ralph Davis Marilyn Gregory Phillip Helen Smart J. R. O’NeilSustainer’s ($500 to $999) Chris Clark Lisa Kevin MorrisonForrest Patricia Amsden Honorable Sid Snyder Honorable Lorraine HineGrant Laura Gardner Ezra Teshome Insurance Agency WASHINGTON YMCA YOUTH GOVERNMENT 2007 COMMEMORATIVE BOOK
  27. 27. PAGE 25 A Special Thanks to Our DonorsYMCA Youth and Government give heartfelt thanks to those who have contributed throughout the last year. They havemade it possible for Mock Trial and Youth Legislature to maintain quality programs.Supporters (up to $249) Supporters (up to $249) Supporters (up to $249)Honorable Ralph Karen Munro Alaska National Insurance Company Eleanor DornanDeborah Raas Lee Parquarelle Ellen FieldJohn Noland Honorable Jeanna Kohl-Welles, Albert McKeeThe O’Hanlon Family WA State Senate Joyce AllenHonorable Patricia Thibaudeau, WA State Senate Honorable Bobbe Bridge Jon Alicia LevezuElaine Von Rosenstiel Bridge James ButlerGayle Weston John Blackman Steve RetzWenatchee Valley YMCA Honorable Donna DeJarnatt Dudley BrownDavid Dorothy Bjornson Doug Sutherland, Honorable Roy FergusonDan Dunne, Heller Ehrman Land Commissioner Cory Wilson-HossHolly Gadbaw David Lozier Amy HollandTerry Cecelia Horn John Durbin Rachel Leavitt-BaronRobert A. Betty McFarlane Honorable Sam Reed, Honorable Georgia GardnerKatie Proteau WA Secretary of State Dustin R KlingerPatrick Kristi Sanford Honorable Slade Gordon Mako NakagawaDr. Daniel Vetter, Vetter Dental Group Robert Simmons Susan AndersonKandace Larry Lee Roy Robinson Catherine HillenbrandMonica Elenbaas Tracey Garland Earlyse Larry SwiftWillis Page Thomas Moak Chris ThompsonSharon Case Walter Howe Paola MaranenLinda Hull Robert McDougal Kathleen HurlburtSarah Channel Paul McTaggert Donna ChristensenKayla Castleberry Charles Jenner Arlene AndersonPatrick Susan Dunn Herbert Bridge Aaron GilliesAequus Corporation Marcia Naismith Merlin AdvocatesMatt Elizabeth Downs Nancee Wildsermuth Kathleen PetrieLeslie Axling Judy Burns Patrisha MiltonHonorable Hal Zimmerman Richard Rust Anne SolwickCoyne, Jesernig, LLC Dick Ford Mark JohnsenDwayne Slate Honorable RH Bob Lewis Glendon GreerT.K. Bentler Kenneth Masden Honorable Joe TallerAndrew Anderson Karin Strelioff Ed Wolfe Odd ValleHonorable Catherine Shaffer Mike Goodwin Honorable Bill KiskaddonHonorable Gordon Walgren, Consulting Services Honorable Mark Litchman Marge BrouilletDavid Landau Dr. John Moore Stephen BeanDavid W. Dunn Daniel Merryfield Oscar SoulePyramid Communications, Inc. Jean Bateman, Jerry CreimRobert Knudson, Casa Mia Management Bateman Consulting Company George MastenKate Marty Brown Honorable Harold Goltz Bob Penny NerupAlkire Associates Bruce G. Hanson BreAnna DupuisJames Joly James Townsend Troy Van DinterWashington’s Public Ports Association Mimi Sheridan Jon BarwickJim Spady, Dick’s Drive-INS, Ltd., L.P. Honorable Louise Miller, Ferdinand PalumbaritTricia Burke WA State Representative Thomas GarlandEdward Lenhart David Munro S.R. VokeySharon Maghie Anne Marie Kilgannon Laura DeasonTom Brenda Fitzsimmons Justice Charles and Eleanor Smith Honorable August Quigley MardesichKathleen Collins Joanne Brekke-Selk Cindy ZehnderGene Schlatter Associates Honorable Joan Houchen Honorable Randy DornEvelyn Lemoine Barbara Johnston Washington State Council of Kimberly Ellwagner Dr. Peter Brooks Firefighters FundRichard Chapin Russell Tailor Patricia DurhamHonorable Nita Rinehart Dubs Herschlip Washington State Labor CouncilJean and Jim Vandervate James Beard Larry Gilliam Jerry Jeanne Usher Bill Stauffacher CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF YOUTH LEGISLATURE AND 20 YEARS OF MOCK TRIAL IN WASHINGTON STATE
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  29. 29. PAGE 27 Thank You to Our SupportersCELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF YOUTH LEGISLATURE AND 20 YEARS OF MOCK TRIAL IN WASHINGTON STATE
  30. 30. 60/20 PROGRAM Thank You to Our Supporters Congratulations YMCA Youth and Government for 60 years of Youth Legislature and 20 Years of Mock Trial Success! Looking forward to many more years of success teaching our youth the ideals of democracy! YMCA Youth Government WASHINGTON YMCA YOUTH GOVERNMENT 2007 COMMEMORATIVE BOOK
  31. 31. PAGE 29 Thank You to Our Supporters South Sound YMCAWe build strong kids, strong families, strong communities CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF YOUTH LEGISLATURE AND 20 YEARS OF MOCK TRIAL IN WASHINGTON STATE
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  33. 33. PAGE 31 Thank You to Our Supporters PUGET SOUND ENERGYCELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF YOUTH LEGISLATURE AND 20 YEARS OF MOCK TRIAL IN WASHINGTON STATE
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