“I loved seeing the cornerstone, and I loved seeing the historical stuff,” she said. “It was really fun.”
Brock Threet agreed. He said the building tour and meeting Vietnam veterans at the war’s memorial were the highlights of the trip for him.
“It was really cool meeting the veterans,” Threet said. “Going on the Speaker’s balcony was cool, too. It was really big.”
Brooks said it was neat to be able to give the students an in-depth look at the Capitol, especially with other attractions like the Smithsonian closed.
“We spent awhile walking around, showing them the artwork or the statues or the historical nature of the building,” Brooks said.
Brooks closed the trip with a meeting with the student council and junior and senior class officers. She took some questions from the students about what she does on some of the big issues, including the shutdown.
“I was certainly not proud of being a part of the government shutdown,” she said. “I felt like it was a classic example of the two parties not willing to work together.”
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