It’s not every day the Governor stops by your school to meet with students and sign some very important education legislation. But that’s what happened at Oquirrh Hills Middle School and students couldn’t have been more excited and proud to host the Governor.
His first stop at the school was to a classroom where students showed off their science and technology skills and where Governor Herbert tried his hand at operating a student-designed robot.
The Governor and Representative Dan McCay then spent time meeting with student body officers from Oquirrh Hills and South Hills Middle and Riverton High to get their feedback on some issues impacting education. The students were also given encouragement and challenged to always be leaders and exercise their right to vote once they turn 18 and be a part of the decision-making process.
Finally, the Governor headed to the auditorium where he signed the education spending bill into law and conducted a ceremonial signing of a teacher evaluation bill and a bullying and hazing bill.
We want to thank the Governor, Representative McCay and everyone involved for making this a fun and important educational experience for students. It is an experience they won’t soon forget.