Students, Rep. Carter Don ‘Wigs’ for Westdale Heights Fourth Graders’ Visit to Capitol
- September 20, 2011
Although they were made of cotton balls and glue, the white “powdered” wigs Westdale Heights Academic Magnet fourth graders wore Thursday, September 15, during a visit to the Capitol made them feel like their forefathers. Rep. Stephen Carter, Dist. 68 (pictured, center), even joined in the fun by donning a wig himself.
The visit allowed students to gain a better understanding of where state government officials and representatives work and produce new laws. They observed the government and political system at work on the House Floor. Students also attended a class session on state and national constitutions to gain a better understanding of the basis of the government. Finally, students learned about the role citizens play in respect to the government. Carter and Jessica Braun, an attorney with the Civil Law and Procedure Committee for the Louisiana House of Representatives, discussed state and national government operations.
WHAM’s visit coincided with Constitution Day, which was Saturday, September 17.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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