Andrea Krogstad Chosen to Attend Student Congress
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
SIOUX FALLS – Andrea Krogstad, a junior from Baltic, SD, has been chosen to represent South Dakota at the second annual Student Congress June 20-27 in Lexington, KY, on the campuses of Transylvania and the University of Kentucky.
Krogstad is majoring in government/international affairs and business administration. She is a 2006 graduate of Baltic High School and the daughter of Kristi and Ronald Krogstad.
To help educate a new generation in the skills and processes of statesmanship, the Center will provide an annual undergraduate short course, a “Student Congress,” which will expose a top college junior from every state to a curriculum in diplomacy, dialogue, listening skills, negotiation and mediation. At last year’s inaugural event, Kara Kingma from Augustana represented Iowa.
The five-day curriculum focuses not only on theory, but also on the practices of statesmanship. The history and context of Henry Clay and his approaches and contributions to statesmanship are at the center of the course. Students hear from top speakers from around the world on conflict resolution, decision making in a shared power world and national and international relations.
The Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship provides all student transportation to and from Lexington, Kentucky, as well as ground transportation, housing, food, course materials and activities during the week-long Student Congress.
The Senior U.S. Senators from each of the 50 states are asked by the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship to recommend one college junior from their state to attend the Student Congress. Students also are recommended by universities and colleges throughout the country.