Sophomore Students Visit Capitol

5 years 7 months 3 weeks ago April 12, 2011 Apr 12, 2011 Tuesday, April 12 2011 Tuesday, April 12, 2011 1:17:00 PM CDT in News
By: Cidney King

JEFFERSON CITY - High school students from across the state visited the State Capitol Tuesday during the 77th annual Sophomore Pilgrimage. Each year the high school sophomore students get to observe legislators at work and see first-hand state government in action. Only one sophomore student from each high school had a chance to attend. Many of the students are the top of their high school classes. For one student, the most exciting part about the day was attending a State House session.

Blair Johnson a sophomore at Jefferson City High School says she likes politics and is glad she got the opportunity to see legislators debating bills on the house floor.

Students were provided lunch and heard from speakers like First Lady Georganne Nixon during a luncheon held at First Methodist Church. Other tours included the Capitol and Supreme Court buildings and visit the Governor's Mansion.

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