"This will be an amazing once-in-a-lifetime experience!"
"I literally jumped out of my seat because I am so excited!
Those were comments from 3 of the over 100 high school students who learned they will have the opportunity to attend the convention on September 6 and see the President deliver the acceptance speech.
The students are members of GenerationNation program Youth Voice Leadership Alliance, and represent 25 area high schools. As part of the non-partisan educational project, teens are asked to watch, analyze and report on the televised acceptance speech by Republican Party nominee Mitt Romney, and live speech by Democratic Party nominee President Barack Obama. Photos and reports will be shared on the web
Some youth will attend - and report on - convention activities on September 3-5 as well. Some will receive press passes to see the convention behind the scenes. Others will attend forums with media and political leaders. Reports will be posted on the GenerationNation election 2012 website and social media.
All students across the community are invited to be citizen journalists, and share their reports, photos and videos. Here's how to participate