Eleven students from the Junior Class of Daniel Boone High School were guests of the Daniel Boone Optimist Club of Douglassville on May 6 for a one-day visit to the Capitol complex in Harrisburg. The students are members of special history classes and were selected for their interest and achievements in their courses.The day started with a visit to Lieutenant Governor Catherine Baker Knoll in her office during which she reviewed various activities of her office including her duties as President of the Senate. She also encouraged the students to become active in local political activities and consider running for political office. The group joined Senator Michael A. O'Pake in his office where he answered questions from the students. The group then went to the floor of the Senate where they met with Senator John Rafferty and attended a meeting of the senate where the group was introduced to the full Senate. They also met with Representative David R. Kessler who escorted us to his desk on the House floor and reviewed current House procedures and priorities then led the group to the Speaker's podium. A meeting of the full House was then held and our group was introduced. The group toured various sections of the Capitol building. They also observed various groups providing entertainment or requesting favorable legislation by their elected officials on their causes. A large group of Registered Nurses was present to celebrate Nurses Week.
Participating students were: Dana Berardi, Colleen Brown, Garrett Coatney, Chelsea English, Ariana Fermanmento, Grace Fiset, Nathaniel Greene, Jeff Kline, Daniel Lee, Peter Rosenberger and Robyn Scheich. Optimist members attending were William Ascheman, Thomas Kirchner and Tracey Robb.