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Senator Goodall visits UCPS schools
North Carolina Senator Eddie Goodall visited Union County Pubic Schools students recently during the America’s Legislators Back to School Program, a national civics program where state legislators visit classrooms to talk about the Legislature.
The program is designed to educate young people about what it is like to be a state legislator and an effort for legislators to let students know that their ideas count. Goodall spoke with hundreds of students in the area and his visits included Parkwood Middle and Marvin Ridge High Schools.
Goodall visited 7th and 8th grade students at Parkwood Middle School on November 10, 2008, students of social studies teachers Daniel Stanford and Allison Simpson, who had invited him to visit.
Goodall spoke to students about democracy, state government, and the role of citizens in the government. He also took the opportunity to field questions ranging from his role in state's government, to the election process.
He also opened the floor up to the students asking them for any ideas that he could take back to Raleigh on their behalf.
"I think that any time our students can have interaction with the people that have a voice in our government, they learn more than what the textbooks can teach them,” said Stanford. “It is important that they got to ask the senator questions and speak with someone who has a direct impact on the things that are happening here in Union County and at Parkwood."
Goodall spoke to students in Kelley Gates’ class at Marvin Ridge High School on October 17, 2008.
Written by: Daniel Stanford, Social Studies teacher at Parkwood Middle School
Posted: Dec 04, 2008 by Deb Bledsoe, UCPS Communications Coordinator