SCOTT DEPOT/SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today made two stops at schools in Putnam and Kanawha counties where she spoke about the importance of civic engagement, career development, and her experience as a U.S. Senator.
First, Senator Capito traveled to Scott Teays Elementary School in Scott Depot, W.Va. where she met with fifth graders. The class is currently learning about the different branches of government, and Senator Capito shared her experiences as a state legislator, congresswoman, and now U.S. Senator.
“I’m always inspired by the young people of our state and their potential, and the students at Scott Teays Elementary are no exception. Today, we had a productive conversation about civics and the different branches of government, and I enjoyed the opportunity to share my experience. Thanks to the hardworking teachers and staff at Scott Teays, like Mrs. Williams and Principal Isaacs, I am confident that these fifth graders will go on to accomplish some exciting things in the future,” Senator Capito said.
“It was a pleasure having Shelley Moore Capito visit Scott Teays fifth graders today to extend their learning about American Civics,” Melissa Isaacs, Principal of Scott Teays Elementary, said. “Mrs. Capito has an amazing rapport with students and is able to talk comfortably and share information in a way students can easily relate to and understand. We are grateful she found time in her busy schedule to invest in our students today!”
Next, Senator Capito traveled South Charleston High School in South Charleston, W.Va. where she spoke to a Civics and Political Science combined credit course, which provides both high school and college credits. Senator Capito shared advice with the students as they progress through their educational journey, spoke about her own experience and political involvement, and answered questions at the end.
“It was exciting to be around so many students at South Charleston today that are passionate about their state, and want to make a difference in their community,” Senator Capito said. “I’m thankful for teachers like Mrs. Estep and Principal Williams for their dedication to education in West Virginia, and today’s visit made clear that they are making a difference in the lives of these students. The future is bright for the South Charleston students!”
“We are honored that Senator Capito has taken the time to come and speak with our students at South Charleston High School. The opportunity to meet and interact with a United States Senator is a valuable introduction to real world politics for young adults. Participating in the political process is a primary goal of Civics because it produces involved, informed citizens. Thank you for being a part of this,” Kim Estep, Civics and Political Science Teacher at South Charleston High School, said.