The 8th Annual Legislative Power Lunch was held at the Goodwill Education Center in Victorville on Friday, March 7.
Each year the High Desert Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation partners with a local high school on a program that sends students to the California State Capitol. This year Adelanto High School was chosen to participate.
Leading up to the luncheon, the school’s instructors worked closely with the chamber foundation to educate and assist participating students to complete a project. This year students drafted a “bill” that they would like to see become a law. The foundation board and instructors then selected 20 students with the top scores to attend the luncheon.
Students had the opportunity to sit and talk with ask questions of legislative leaders as they enjoyed the luncheon. The panel of leaders include Senator Steve Knight, San Bernardino First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood, District Attorney Mike Ramos, and Adelanto Mayor Cari Thomas.
Towards the end of the luncheon, students whose projects received the top five scores were be announced. These students will go on a trip to Sacramento to tour the Capitol Building, learn about the legislative process and network with legislators.
The High Desert Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation is a non profit organization looking to empower the High Desert region through education, healthy living, and personal development that positively impact the community. Contact them at (760) 515-7095.