Lansing Christian School Students to Role Play as Michigan's House of Representatives

Lansing Christian School Students to Role Play as Michigan's House of Representatives
Posted at 12:00 PM, Nov 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-06 12:00:53-05

On the heels of Tuesday’s mid-term elections, approximately 37 High School Seniors from Lansing Christian School will be participating in a Mock Legislature program Wednesday, November 7, through Friday, November 9. Lansing-based Student Statesmanship Institute (SSI -, under the leadership of James Muffett, is running the program. 


SSI’s Onsite Program is an educational course where high school students experience leadership and critical thinking while learning about civics, especially with regard to becoming an active participant. Leadership qualities acquired through this program stay with the students for a lifetime. 


SSI features a true-to-life Mock Legislature (using actual bills from previous legislative sessions), during which students role-play as members of the State House, debating both sides of the issues being considered. Students participate in committee hearings, often chaired by actual legislators, and hear testimony from VIP lobbyists. The capstone occurs on the last day when students will assemble as a legislative body Senate Chamber at the Michigan State Capitol building to debate and cast their votes. 


A number of prominent VIPs are participating in this week’s Onsite as Committee Chairs and Lobbyists, including Former Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, president of the Republican Women's Federation of Michigan and Ethnic Vice-Chair of the Michigan Republican Party Linda Lee Tarver Muchmore Harrington Smalley lobbyist Sandi Jones, as well as representatives from various local organizations and state programs. 

Student Statesmanship Institute Onsite Program to be held: 


November 7 - 8:20-3:00 

November 8 - 8:20-3:00 

Lansing Christian School 

3405 Belle Chase Way, Lansing 


November 9 -9:30-12:00 

Michigan Senate Chamber - Michigan State Capitol Building