Select sophomores, juniors, and seniors participated recently in the White House Decision Center at the Truman Presidential Library. The decision center is a one-of-a-kind experience where students take on the role of President Harry Truman or one of his advisors, as they deliberate over an issue Truman faced while in office. This year, the students studied Truman’s decision on how to end the war against Japan in 1945. In their roles, students studied actual declassified documents, developed recommendations on how to end the war, and then debated which course of action President Truman should take. The experience ended with a brief tour of the museum.
Southeast has participated in the White House Decision Center every year since it began in 2000.