Peabody Student Government Day Returns for 2022

PEABODY, MA — A popular Peabody City Hall tradition lost to the COVID-19 health crisis for the past two years returns next month when the city hosts Student Government Day on April 7.

The program pairs Peabody High students with municipal government counterparts for a day of activities and debates.

“Of all the events and programs we’ve missed during the pandemic, Student Government Day is among my favorites,” said Peabody Mayor Ted Bettencourt. “Students get to experience the inner workings of local government firsthand. It’s a great learning experience and hopefully some of them will be inspired to consider a career in public service.”

Student Government Day elections were held at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School in February and a meeting was held in March.

The day will begin with breakfast at City Hall followed by a tour of city sites including the Torigian Senior Center, Meadows at Peabody Golf Course and Peabody Police Headquarters.

The day ends with city council and school committee meetings where students present and debate their own motions.

“Student Government Day is an experience that students will remember for years to come,” Bettencourt said. “This year’s band, in particular, with all the uncertainty of the pandemic, will hopefully look back with great emotion on this experience.”

(Scott Souza is a Patch Editor covering Beverly, Danvers, Marblehead, Peabody, Salem and Swampscott. He can be reached at Twitter: @Scott_Souza.)

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