|The Trinity delegation|
We came back to the State House yesterday for the first of the final two days. The day consisted of committee work and debates on the floors of the House and Senate. It was a marathon day going from 10am-8:30pm with day two today from 9am-4pm. This is a wonderful experience for all the students and an opportunity to learn the in and outs of government and politics. They also got to hear remarks from Gov. Maggie Hassan yesterday afternoon.
I for one also enjoy spending time with my counterparts from the public schools, many from the North country. While the students are in their chambers, the teachers hang out in the cloak rooms or in the galleries. It's a lot of fun to swap war stories and to hear about their schools. One teacher, from a very northern school, is only one of two social studies teachers in the whole school (which is 6-12) and the total population of the school is 150. My goal for next year is to try and get the other Catholic schools in the state to participate. Trinity is the only private school here and the only school from our area, expect for Nashua North and Campbell in Litchfield.