Apr 04 2017
WASHINGTON – Weiner Elementary School students visited U.S. Senator John Boozman’s Washington office from their classroom with the click of a mouse on Tuesday, April 4.
The fifth and sixth graders talked with Boozman in the nation’s capital via Skype, an online video chat service.
“These students asked great questions. I hope this inspires these young Arkansans to pursue a life of public service and to give back to the community. I appreciate the opportunity to connect with Weiner Elementary students and share with them about my work in Washington,” Boozman said.
“Our students have been learning about our government’s elected officials but being able to talk and interact with Senator Boozman directly through Skype made it all more alive to them. The Skype session gave the students a sense of empowerment to see that a senator working in Washington cares about and represents them, their school, and their parents. Skyping with the senator is something our students will always remember,” Ina Raye Hurdle, Weiner Elementary School digital learning facilitator, said.
Students asked a wide range of questions about Boozman’s work in the U.S. Senate including his advice for students interested in a career in public service.