Students and Staff Participate in Legislative Day at the Capitol!
February 13, 2013
Some young leaders from Chillicothe High School & Grand River Technical School did an
OUTSTANDING job of promoting Career and Technical Education during Legislative Day at the
Capitol on Wednesday, February 13.
Lauren Haley, FFA, and Kayla Riddle, SkillsUSA, demonstrated and discussed two of their projects
in Career and Technical Education (CTE) in the rotunda throughout the morning. They had
opportunities to discuss with legislators and administrators, teachers and other students from
Missouri technical schools, not only their projects but also how they personally have benefited
from CTE and their student organizations.
Riddle - Skills USA
Haley - FFA
Shelby Bush, Hannah Thieme, Mrs. Kristie Christy, Chillicothe High School (CHS) Family & Consumer Science instructor, and Rusty Black, CHS Ag instructor, along with Grand River Technical School
administrators Ron Wolf and Jayme Caughron, visited legislators Sen. David Pearce and Rep. Mike
Lair. It was good to have an opportunity to speak personally with the legislators and thank them
for their support of CTE.
and Shelby Bush
(Visited legislators Senator David Pearce and
Rep. Mike Lair at Legislative Day at the Capitol.)
Bush, Thieme, Haley and Riddle are perfect examples of how
career and technical student organization's help young people develop into fine leaders even at such a young age. They have
both been (and continue to be) active leaders not only at the local level but also at the state
level of FCCLA and have traveled to national conventions, as well.
Haley did a phenomenal job with her agriculture science project at the national FFA convention,
and Riddle presented her anti-bullying project at SkillsUSA district contest on Friday, February 18.