The Free Press, Mankato, MN


mfp youth in government 2

Elissa Schmiel, a junior at Mankato West, is among the 50 or so students participating in this year's Youth in Government program, sponsored by the Mankato YMCA. Students study up on the government process then visit the state Capitol for a weekend of using their new knowledge. Thousands of students from around the state will converge on the Capitol in January.