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A few weeks back, the Thayer Central 5th graders had the opportunity to tour the State Capitol as many students do over the course of their time in school. In 2021, there have been 11 class visits from District 32, including Wilber-Clatonia, Dorchester, and St. James Catholic School to name a few. The State Capitol is one of the most interesting, historic and important places in Nebraska and well worth a visit for adults, students and tourists alike. When schools visit, if I am at the Capitol, I like to take some time to talk with classes about the building and my role as a senator. Unfortunately, I was not in the Capitol during Thayer Central’s visit. In these cases, I encourage classes to stop by my office and talk to my staff who can answer questions and provide information. You can contact them ahead of time at (402) 471-2711 and email@example.com.
When touring the Capitol, you can learn about how it was built, beginning with the Nebraska Capitol Commission in 1919, and the Capitol’s many features such as the artwork and symbolism of the interior and exterior, the Vestibule with its ornate mosaics, the arches of the Foyer, and the explanation of the virtues in the Rotunda. And, unlike other states, all three branches of government – executive, legislative and judicial – are housed in the State Capitol in different chambers. There is ongoing construction so some areas may not be accessible. For more information and to set up a tour, call 402-471-0448.
I would also like to recognize three students from Legislative District 32 who were recognized at the 24th Annual Commissioner’s Recognition for Excellence in Nebraska Career and Technical Education for excelling in their national competitive events this past year. These students are Wyatt Nun of Fillmore Central, Cassidy June of Milford High School and Autumn Veen of Lincoln Lutheran High School. Congratulations and keep up the great work!