Six area high school students go to Capitol

Marianne Ward Announcements, Community Service

Left to right, Rep. Steve Lynch, Jon Lowe, Devin Shultz, Dallas Ernst, Ryan Flores, Rotarian Randy Becht, Brianna Ellerby, Rotarian David Lowe and Lia Edwards.

Left to right, Rep. Steve Lynch, Jon Lowe, Devin Shultz, Dallas Ernst, Ryan Flores, Rotarian Randy Becht, Brianna Ellerby, Rotarian David Lowe and Lia Edwards.

On April 29, 2014, the Rotary Club of Pulaski County took six area high school students to attend the Rotary Student Government Day at the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City.

Each year, Rotary Clubs throughout the state take high school students who have demonstrated leadership skills and an interest in government to learn about our state government and judicial system. These students were given the opportunity to meet with their State Representative, Steve Lynch, and State Senator, Dan Brown; observe the general assembly in session; tour the Capitol; and listen to an inspirational speech from State Auditor Tom Schweich.

The students attending this year included Ryan Flores from Richland High School; Lia Edwards from Laquey High School; Dallas Ernst and Jon Lowe from Waynesville High School; Devin Shultz from Crocker; and Brianna Ellerby from Maranatha Baptist Academy. They were accompanied by Pulaski County Rotarians Randy Becht and David Lowe.