Friday, June 27, 2014

Representative Roy and Senator Ross welcome Franklin Students to State House

Boston – Representative Jeffrey Roy (D-Franklin) and Senator Richard Ross (R-Wrentham) welcomed eighth graders from Franklin's Horace Mann Middle School Teen leadership and Communication class yesterday to the State House.

These HMMS Leadership students enrolled in an extra course, on top of their normal workload to consider and address an authentic, real-world problem in their community. Through peer collaboration and feedback these students had to create a PSA outlining their topic and solution. On May 7th the HMMS 8th graders presented their projects at the 2nd annual PSA Symposium in Horace Mann middle School's Mercer Auditorium to an audience made up of parents, teachers and peers.

Senator Ross on left, Representative Roy on right with HMMS students
Senator Ross on left, Representative Roy on right with HMMS students

"These students embody all of the great work of our Franklin schools and teachers," said Senator Ross. "Their dedication and creativity is truly inspiring and I value every opportunity to have them take part in civil service and give back to their community."

During their visit of the State House the HMMS Leadership students met with various State Legislators, had the opportunity to witness a joint House of Representatives and Senate event commemorating the 50th anniversary of UMass Boston and had an opportunity to share their future plans with their Legislators.

"I enjoyed the opportunity to meet with these student leaders and provide them with a glimpse of the work at the State House", said Representative Jeffrey N. Roy (D- Franklin) "When I met them a few weeks ago to observe their public service presentations in Franklin, I was impressed with their dedication, commitment and compassion. They took on extra course loads, worked with members of the community, and tackled issues designed to make the world a better place. I was happy to recognize their achievements and show them the work we do at the state level."

Please contact the office of Representative Roy with any questions or concerns at (617) 722-2400 or 

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