BOSTON – Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) and Representative Paul K. Frost (R-Auburn) recently welcomed dozens of Auburn High School students to the State House. The visit was coordinated in conjunction with the Social Studies Department.
“Now, more than ever, is a critical moment for civic education in our Commonwealth,” said Senator Moore. “I appreciate educators’ continued efforts to equip our next generation with the tools and information needed to be active and engaged citizens. It was great to speak with the students and I’m looking forward to seeing where the future takes them.”
“It’s great to see these AP Government students from Auburn High visit the State House,” said Representative Frost. “They chose to take this challenging course to learn more about how our system of government operates and, by doing so, become more civically aware. I wish them all well and appreciate the efforts of their teacher who guided them through this course and challenged them through the “We the People” program as well.”
“The Massachusetts State House is packed full of history and it is a field trip that the students and I look forward to attending each year,” said Auburn Social Studies Teacher Spencer Kennard. “It is great for the students to see how our Commonwealth’s government functions first hand, and for them to be able to meet their State Senator and State Representative. I appreciate the time that Senator Moore and Representative Frost gave to the students and I thank them for hosting us.”
Free tours of the State House are available weekdays from 10:00AM to 3:30PM and last approximately 30-45 minutes. Those who are unable to visit the State House in person may access a virtual tour of the building on the Legislature’s website, www.malegislature.gov/VirtualTour. To learn more, please feel free to contact either Senator Moore’s Office at (617) 722-1485 or Representative Frost’s Office at (617) 722-2489.