By Katie Bergeron, OHS Torch Reporter
Friday November 20th the American Law/Government and Contemporary
History took a field trip to Springfield; while there they visited the
old capital building and the new one.
Teacher Mike Haak said, “I was very impressed by the students, they all
participated and were respectful. It tickled me pink! Also
Representative Keith Summers was very amazed by everyone.”
classes went to the old capital first to see where people like Abe
Lincoln used to work. After that they went to the new capital and toured
students ended up climbing over 200 steps that day. They got to see the
State Representative room, Senate room, and the old Supreme Court room.
concluded their tour of the new capitol building. They meet
representative Keith Sommers and he talked to them more in depth of the
history of the building.
learning and seeing all that the new capitol building had to offer, the
classes went back to the State Representative room and held a mock
meeting. The students assumed the name and role of actual
representatives and passed a bill.
Watch a video of the Mock Meeting here.
the students agreed on an amended bill and passed it, Keith Sommers
invited the classes to his office for lunch. He provided Little Caesar's
pizza and water for the students and teachers.
Elaina Needles said, “It was actually really fun, and a lot of people
were involved in the debate. Mr. Keith Sommers was awesome by buying all
of us pizza!”