Senior Teen Adia Keene elected Secretary of State for Maryland Y Youth & Government
Senior Teen Adia Keene, mom Sherri Keene, was recently elected Secretary of State for Maryland Y Youth & Government. Youth & Government brings together students from across the state to assume the roles of the legislature, courts, and press and engage in mock legislation, trials, and other related activities. Adia acted as a Senator this year and was successful in getting her bill passed. Last year, she was named outstanding House delegate. During the recent conference, Adia was also invited to represent Maryland at the Conference of National Affairs this summer in North Carolina.
Adia's interest and participation in government extends into the real world. This winter she testified before a Maryland House Committee on T21, a bill addressing the legal age for the sale of cigarette products in Maryland. Adia credits the Gavel Club with helping her becoming a more comfortable public speaker.