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Stingel 5th Graders Attend Calamity Days Bill Signing

Story By: Greg Heindel

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 3/26/2014

Ohio school students now have four extra calamity days they don't have to make up, following the snowy winter. A bill passed by the state legislature was signed into law Wednesday by Governor John Kasich.

WMFD's Greg Heindel followed a class of local students who were invited guests to the bill signing. The once-in-a-lifetime field trip started at 8:30 a.m., with the students boarding a bus bound for the statehouse. They arrived at the Governor's office, which is used mostly for ceremonial purposes, and got to sit at the huge cabinet table.

Next was a look at the Lincoln Room, named after Abraham Lincoln who visited the Governor on his way to Washington to become President.

Governor Kasich arrived, gave the students a history lesson about the office, then signed the bill with a traditional method of using a separate pen for each letter of his name.

He stunned teacher Amanda Gurney by having her dot the I in his name.

The students gave the governor a poster they made with each of their pictures on it, along with a wooden box engraved with the state seal, made by high school students, then posed for pictures with him. Each student was given one of the pens as a souvenir of a government lesson they'll never forget.

   
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