Arkansas senator visits with elementary school students through Skype

Arkansas senator visits with elementary school students through Skype

HARRISBURG, AR (KAIT) - It may be 937 miles from Harrisburg to the nation's capital but students at Harrisburg Elementary School had an opportunity to meet with the state's senior Senator.

Harrisburg Elementary School students visited Sen. John Boozman's Washington office from their classroom, through a computer screen.

The fourth graders talked with Boozman in the nation's capital via Skype, an online video chat service. Students asked the senator a wide range of questions about his work as a U.S. Senator and why he chose a life of public service.

Students also asked Boozman about "What is your favorite part of being a senator?'

"We are grateful that Senator Boozman chose Harrisburg Elementary to Skype with," the Harrisburg forth grade teachers. "This has given our students an opportunity to see beyond the classroom walls. It has brought great excitement to our students knowing he is impacting Arkansas history and they get to speak with him."

"These fourth graders had some great questions," said Boozman. "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."

The fourth grade students are also learning about elections and the responsibilities of officeholders. The class will host its own mock election for class President and Vice President.

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