Rep. King Banaian posted a press release on his Facebook site, announcing a contest for students in grades 7 - 12, "There ought to be a law." It's an opportunity for students to draft legislation, and the winner's bill will be introduced in the 2013 session.
State symbols come to mind, although the winning idea is not likely to be another state object or activity. But many of the current symbols did originate with school groups, like the state drink, muffin, and sport.
This summer, in conjunction with the Legislative Web Site redesign, we have been reviewing many of our Web pages. Our state symbols page, woefully ugly and old, was originally done for children. We considered dropping it, since the symbols pages on the Secretary of State's Web site are nicely done. However, an analysis of our Web site showed that our symbols pages - both the official symbols and the unofficial symbols pages - received way more traffic than we expected. So instead we edited and improved them. We've added information on why various symbols were proposed and who sponsored the bills. For example, rather than describing the state soil, we wrote about who was behind the effort to make it official. (That's Lester soil, pictured to the left.)