Who gets to sit in a Representative's chair for an extended period of time, besides an elected official? These students from Spring Lake Elementary did. Invited by Representative Douglas Welton, the students participated in Civics Engagement Day and got as close to being a legislator as it could get for a fifth-grader.
After a lesson on law making with Rep. Welton, and a brief tour, the students had the opportunity to propose, debate, and vote on "mock"-bills on the House Floor of the Utah State Capitol. But being in the chairs, having their own placards, voting on the tablets and seeing their names and faces on the voting board made it real enough for them.
Thank you to Representative Douglas Welton, Paige Laursen and the Capitol Staff, Principal Teresa Jordan, Perry Ewell, and Samantha Aramburu with UTA for helping provide this experience.
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