Delegate Ransone Visits Montross Middle School
In an effort to promote public education and the Virginia State Legislature, the Virginia School Boards Association, in conjunction with the Governor, asked schools to invite their state legislator to visit schools. Although November is officially “VSBA Take Your Legislator to School” month, Montross Middle School stepped up the visit schedule to show off the seventh grade classes understanding of Virginia legislature. As such, Delegate Margaret Ransone, (R, 99th), visited Montross Middle School on October 27, 2014. During her visit, Delegate Ransone visited several classes in session and was the guest of honor at a 7th grade assembly. Ms.Lesley Nash’s seventh grade history class showed Mrs. Ransone PowerPoints that they had completed on Virginia legislature and showcased some departments such as the Virginia Department of Transportation.
Mrs. Ransone also spoke on the topic of bullying and how important to understand how one’s actions affect others. This was followed by a question and answer period where students peppered the Delegate with numerous questions registering from how to pass a bill, what is done with education, the duties of the Delegate, and how voting districts are formed. Mrs. Ransone patiently answered each and every question and challenged the students with some questions for them. Attending the session were Mrs. Ransone’s staff members Chad Cole and Jennifer Peters. Ms. Iris Lane, WMLCPS school board chair and Patty Long, Home & PR Specialist, also accompanied the group.
Mrs. Ransone invited the students to come to a session in Richmond and watch the state government at work. A field trip is being planned for February, 2015..
By Patty Kelly Long, Westmoreland County Public School
National Junior Honor Society
The Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society participated in the Montross Fall Festival by riding in a restored antique military vehicle. Pictured here are members, Dustin Farmer and Aniyah Scott. Also in the vehicle but unseen are Jacob Ristau, Cecelia MacNamara, Jasmine Tate ,and Emily Holden.
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