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Davenport Students Visit Capitol with Mid City Students Recognized by Iowa House

Mid City student with the governor

Over 60 Davenport students participated in the annual President’s Day “Get on the Bus” trip organized by the Davenport School Board’s Legislative Advocacy Committee. Students from all four high schools learned about the legislative process, asked questions of our local legislators, toured the Capitol and met Davenport student, Jack Jurgena, who is serving as a page in this year’s legislative session. Several students who had been previously involved in legislative advocacy called legislators out of session to discuss issues that were important to them and toured the House chambers. Mid City High students, Morgan Kurtz, Maddy Pineo, and Tyler Huntington were recognized for their work getting support for school funding equalization and mental health training bills, receiving recognition by Representative Phyllis Thede and a standing ovation from the House for their efforts. All the students finished the trip meeting Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg for a few remarks and thanks in the Governor’s Office.