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Senator Bob Atwater visits Bonlee School students

Posted Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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Bonlee, NC - On Monday, September 20, Senator Bob Atwater visited Bonlee School as part of the America’s Legislators Back to School program. The program, originally introduced in 1999 as a one day event that later expanded into a week long event and is now a year long program, provides elected officials in all 50 states the chance to meet with their young student constituents. The program also aims to strengthen connections between schools and state legislators as well as provide officials the opportunity to see the positive things taking place in schools today.

After touring the school, Senator Atwater took time to formally speak to and meet with the fourth grade students of Jennifer Baker, Tammy Phillips, and Leslie King. The students, who had been studying different levels of government as part of their social studies curriculum, were equipped with excellent questions they had generated as part of their class discussion and preparation.

“I was thoroughly impressed with Senator Atwater making time in his busy schedule to visit us today and by the type of questions our students generated. They represented our school and community very well. Both they and Senator Atwater were also sincerely able to learn some new things from one another and form a great connection, which I think really speaks to the intent of the Legislators Back to School Program," noted Principal Daniel Haithcox.

 
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