As the 2018 General Session of the Legislature winds down, Jordan School District Student Body Officers representing Bingham, Copper Hills, Herriman, Riverton, West Jordan and the South Valley School visited the Utah State Capitol and had the opportunity to meet their representatives and senators.
“It was awesome,” said West Jordan High Student Body President Sina Green. She spent time with District 47 Representative Ken Ivory, who represents part of West Jordan. “I attended a meeting with Representative Ivory and also went on the House Floor for some votes.”
Sina changed her thoughts on how government works, how legislation is debated and how bills are ultimately voted up or down.
“You learn in your U.S. Government class how it works, but getting this hands-on experience is completely different. I learned that you have to listen to everyone’s opinions, then make a decision.”
Students also attended a meeting with Lt. Governor Spencer Cox. He talked about his personal background and how he got into government. He also discussed some of the governor’s key initiatives, such as increasing the use of the SafeUtah app.
“I hope all of you have downloaded the app. It is a great tool for everyone as we keep schools safe and provide services to students who need them,” said Lt. Governor Cox.