Students from seven high schools in Granite School District traveled to the Utah State Capitol for an opportunity to meet face-to-face with some of Utah’s most prominent elected officials.
The ‘A Day at the Capitol’ event allowed students to learn about and discuss the role of government with local and state politicians, including Governor Gary Herbert, Rep. Rob Bishop, S.L. County Councilwoman Aimee Winder Newton, Third District Court Judge Denise Lindberg, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, and others.
Attendees took part in multiple symposiums and workshops designed to expand their knowledge of government and the political process. During lunch the students were favored with a platform debate between Utah GOP Chairman James Evans and Democratic Chairman Jim Dabakis.
School specialists anticipate the Day at the Capitol event will be repeated next school year so that more students can take advantage of the opportunity to meet with their elected officials.