WASHINGTON – Heber Springs Elementary second graders visited U.S. Senator John Boozman’s Washington office from their classroom with the click of a mouse.
The second graders talked with Boozman in the nation’s capital via Skype, an online service that allows video discussions over the web.
“Heber Springs Elementary is so excited that Senator Boozman made time in his schedule to visit with our second graders. It is truly remarkable that the world is so accessible with technology, and opportunities once thought impossible to experience, can be brought right into the classrooms of curious children,” Heber Spring Elementary instructional facilitator Julie Monk said.
“It was a pleasure connecting with these young Arkansans and sharing with them about the work I do on their behalf in Washington. Having this opportunity to teach these second graders about public service is a great honor. These students are the future of our country. It’s never too early to inspire these future leaders to get involved in giving back to the community,” Boozman said.
Students asked the senator a wide range of questions about his work as a U.S. Senator and why he chose a life of public service. Several second graders shared with the senator what they want to be when they group up.