Students from across the State had an opportunity to talk directly with Governor Spencer Cox this week in his first Student Town Hall. Among them were two students from West Jordan Middle School. In fact, Emma Sosa and Austin Poitras were the only middle school students invited to participate by submitting and then asking the Governor their question.
Emma Sosa, from West Jordan Middle, asked Mr. Cox whether he would bring back health or mask mandates with the onset of the flu season in the fall or winter. The Governor responded by saying his hope is that there will not be another mask mandate.
Austin Poitras, also a student at West Jordan Middle, asked the Governor “What are you and the State actively doing to help prevent gun violence in schools?” Governor Cox explained what is currently being done to invest in safety and security at schools and talked about a new study that is underway to understand why school violence occurs. He encouraged all students to use the SafeUT app which he says has proven to be very successful.
The Governor said this first Student Town Hall was an effort to provide a platform for young leaders to share their voices.
We are proud of Emma and Austin from West Jordan Middle for sharing their voices and representing their school so well!