Secondary Education

Students Visit Annapolis for Advocacy Day!

Last Updated on Mar 7, 2016 at 2:15pm | Secondary Education

Thirty-four students from Garrett County Public Schools attended this year’s Maryland Association of Student Councils Advocacy Day in Annapolis on Monday, February 29, 2016.  Each year, students from across the state along with their advisors, are invited to participate in the Advocacy Day (formerly called “Lobbying Day”).  Over 100 students from across the state attended this year’s event while many more plan to visit on different days during the legislative session.

The Garrett County delegation, comprised of students in grades 6-12 and Elementary Liaison Kolten Mason (grade 4) began the day with a 10:30 a.m. arrival in Annapolis.  They were met by Legislative Services tour guides who provided an overview of the legislative process, informed students about the current state government leaders, and led tours of the Capital buildings. 
At noon, the students were treated to lunch with their legislators from the House and Senate.  Students explored several bills authored or co-authored by Delegate Beitzel and Senator Edwards.  They also had the opportunity to discuss regional and state issues with the legislators and aids. 
Following lunch, the students were transported to the Naval Academy where they participated in a tour of the facilities which concluded with a meeting with former Northern Garrett student, Rachael Gosnell.  Rachael Gosnell graduated from NHS in 1997 and attended the Naval Academy along with her twin sister, graduating in 2001.  Rachael has now returned to serve as an instructor on the base.  She talked with students about attending the academy, requirements for admissions, and building a good resume while in high school.
After a walk through historic Annapolis, students boarded the bus for home at 5:00 p.m.
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