WASHINGTON – Caddo Hills High School students visited U.S. Senator John Boozman’s Washington office from their classroom with the click of a mouse.
Students studying U.S. history and computerized business applications talked with Boozman in the nation’s capital via Skype, an online video chat service. Boozman joined students during “Take Your Legislator to School Month,” a designation approved last year by the Arkansas legislature.
Students asked questions on a wide variety of topics from his work as a U.S. Senator to policy issues to his predictions on the Razorback football season.
“The students in my class at Caddo Hills were fortunate through technology to be able to Skype with Senator John Boozman. He took time out of his busy day to field a variety of questions from our students. The students were very excited and impressed with the way he answered the questions. Senator Boozman gave the students an important insight on his job, how the government works, and some important issues our country faces today. Thank you again Senator Boozman for this opportunity. The entire school is buzzing and can't stop smiling,” Jason Whitaker, Caddo Hills history teacher said.
“These students asked great questions. They were interested in learning about how I serve the people of Arkansas as a member of Congress. I hope this inspires these young Arkansans to a life of public service and to give back to the community. I appreciate the opportunity to connect with these students and share with them about my work in Washington,” Boozman said.
At the beginning of the school year, Boozman launched an initiative to provide Arkansas schools with an American flag that has flown over the U.S. Capitol. Caddo Hills High School is a recipient of a new flag that also includes a certificate indicating that it was flown over the Capitol.
Student Council President Ruth Gonzalez thanked Boozman for the flag. The school is planning to frame and hang the flag in the school.