Northfield High School junior Elia Read was elected as the 2013 Minnesota Statewide Youth Governor during the program’s largest yearly event in January. Read and his running mate, junior Emma Schroer (Ridgedale), will preside over next year’s Youth in Government program. The Read/Schroer campaign video was produced by Northfield High School junior Chen Ye. More than 1,458 students, representing 50 schools from around the state, participated in this year’s program. About 22 awards were given in program areas such as legislative, lobbying, media and judicial service. Northfield students received seven awards.