Reading, February 13, 2018  −Four dozen high school students from 13 Berks County schools will get a close-up look at being a legislator on Thursday, Feb. 15, during Sen. Judy Schwank’s fifth annual “Berks County Model Senate.”

The event, which will be the first of three planned sessions of the Model Senate, will begin at 11 a.m. in the Muhlenberg Township Building conference room.

This is the fifth consecutive year for Schwank’s Berks County Model Senate.

“I continue to be greatly impressed by the students who participate in our Model Senate program,” Schwank said. “They are keenly interested in governmental affairs and take the program very seriously. They are the future of our county and the commonwealth.”

During tomorrow’s Model Senate, students will elect a governor, caucus leaders, and appoint committee chairs. The students will then decide which bills will be introduced in the Senate and bring up their own proposals for debate.

Media coverage is invited.

WHAT: Sen. Judy Schwank’s fifth annual Berks County Model Senate

WHEN: 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 15

WHERE: Conference room, Muhlenberg Township Municipal Building, 210 George St., Reading