Today is the last day of our Constitution Day Fundraiser and this is your last chance to go here to donate. We also want to thank everyone who has taken the time to read about our fundraiser and to donate. To wrap things up, we have two more officer profiles we would like to share with you. See below to learn about Texas Youth Governor Tadiwa Mujokoto ’20 and Secretary of State Divyam Bansal ’20.
Texas Youth Governor Tadiwa Mujokoto ’20
How long have you been participating in YG? 6 years.
What are you most excited about for the 2019-2020 year? This is my last year in YG. As bittersweet as it is, I am extremely excited about this YG season. I have become quite close with the other officers, so I am looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish to improve the program. Also, I have only participated in legislative, so I am eager to see the bills that are presented in the committees and on the floor. Most importantly, I cannot wait to see old friends and meet new people because most of my YG friends end up becoming my best friends.
What is your favorite YG memory? My favorite YG memory was from the 2019 Conference on National Affairs. It was amazing to be able to meet and debate with such smart, passionate youth from across the country. The most memorable moments of the trip was at the end of each night during our roundtable meetings. I cherish these moments because of the time that I spent with the Texas delegates. It was during these moments where we truly bonded with one another.
How has YG impacted you? Joining YG was definitely the best decision that I have made this far in my life. During my time in YG, I have found my love for crafting and debating legislation. This program has given me the blessing of witnessing people grow and develop a passion for civic engagement. For some, it may be through modeling legislature, mock trial, or the various aspects of media. The beauty of this is that everyone has a place. The possibilities for involvement have no bounds.
What does the U.S. Constitution mean to you? The U.S. Constitution is one of the most important documents to be written. It is the framework of our government and protects our individual rights. I have made it my goal to empower the youth of our generation to realize that we do not have to wait for the future to get involved and make a difference. That is why it means so much. This living document has provided us with the means to take ownership and have a say in the things that affect ourselves and countless others.
Secretary of State Divyam Bansal ’20
How long have you been participating in YG? 3 years.
What are you most excited about for the 2019-2020 year? I am most excited to work with my fellow officers and candidates. Also, I am looking forward to meeting new first-year members and creating amazing memories for them and myself along the way.
What is your favorite YG memory? My favorite YG memory is probably campaigning for Youth Governor with my delegation. The energy among all of my delegation was unreal and the way we all worked together to try to reach a common goal was something that I will always remember.
How has YG impacted you? YG has given me the confidence to speak in front of others and talk with new people. In school, I am often working with partners or using notecards for presentations. Through YG, I have learned to present my true feelings on my own and learned to share my voice effectively. The newfound confidence that YG has given me will always stick with me.
What does the U.S. Constitution mean to you? To me, the U.S. Constitution is a symbol of freedom and fundamental human rights. It is important because it is the sole document that ensures our government governs in a fair manner and it plays a key role in holding our nation together. Additionally, the U.S. Constitution is what preserves and affirms the greatness of our amazing country. The United States was built on the foundation that every human is entitled to certain unalienable rights, and our U.S. Constitution upholds that foundation and provides every American the sense of freedom and enrichment that makes America the greatest country in the world.