CCHS U.S. Government Class Visits State Capitol

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On Thursday, April 14th, 2011 class representatives from Mr. William F. Curtis’s U.S. Government classes visited and observed State Government in action at the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville, Tennessee.  Several very good things occurred on this excellent field trip.
•  The class was recognized on the House and Senate floors.

• Rep. Mark Pody took Mr. Curtis onto the House floor during this “live” House session to meet with Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver and Rep. Kevin Brooks (a personal friend of Mr. Curtis from Lee University in Cleveland, TN).

Rep. Brooks stated to the entire House in introducing Mr. Curtis, “We have a very special guest with us today who has achieved the ‘Tennessee Trifecta.’ He is a constituent of Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver, teaches at Cannon County High School in Rep. Mark Pody’s district, and went to Lee University with me.”

Curtis continued, “I got to sit next to Rep. Brooks and participate in discussions with various representatives on the floor, while my class looked on from the gallery.  This was a very special time for me.”

• The class had lunch in the Legislative Plaza Café.

• The class had a special meeting in a committee room with Rep. Mark Pody’s Administrative Assistant Debbie Stephens.  Students asked questions and became aware of the committee processes, and they were presented certificates of attendance signed by Representative Pody.

The U.S. Government Class of Cannon County High School would like to thank Representative Mark Pody and his assistant Mrs. Debbie Stephens for helping make this trip possible and with great success.  Also accompanying the group was Mrs. Lisa Murphy and Mr. T. J. Daniel – CCHS Teachers.  These students will remember and hopefully utilize in the future this memorable experience in Tennessee State Government.

Caption of picture:

Bottom Row Left to Right:
Mr. William F. Curtis – US Government Teacher CCHS; Tabitha Mullins; Kaylee Melton; Cortlind Dyer; Allison Higgins; Mr. T. J. Daniel – CCHS Social Studies/Agriculture Teacher

2nd Row Left to Right:
Joanna Young; MacKenzie Hunt; Hunter Miller; Ashley Greenwood; Ansley Warner; Nick Eberle;  

3rd Row Left to Right:
Mrs. Lisa Murphy – CCHS English Teacher; McKenzie Gaither; Katlyn Arnold; Sarah Rogers; April Sadler; Caytrin Swoape;

4th Row Left to Right:
Amanda Adamson; Ruby Jazz;

5th Row Left to Right:
Lindsey Ozlanski; Bret Ware; Hannah McMurry;

6th Row Left to Right:
Patrick Jacobs; Justin Prater; Ashley Ruth; Tamara Hyden; Quentin Dodd; Quentin Dodd; Dallas Joyce;

7th Row Left to Right:
Shelbi Shelar; Kayla Blackburn; Savannah Bailey; Dylan Bogle; Cameron Curtis;

8th Row Left to Right:
Courtney DeYoung; Wes Alexander; Cody Phillips; Thomas Stone; Brock Francis;

Top Row Left to Right:
Nick Baker; Jeremy Jones; Tyler Stone; JDaxton Fann; C. W. Alexander.
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