May 26th 2017 BOSTON – Representative David K. Muradian, Jr., (R-Grafton) was excited to welcome Northbridge High School students for a class field trip to the State House on May 23rd.
The group of 101 students made up entirely of sophomores, were accompanied by teachers Karen Guerin, Matthew Reilly, Susan Thulin, and Alan Finkel, as well as John Swayze, Jeffrey Kozik, and Neil Polucha. Representative Muradian treated the group to a tour of the building including stops in Nurses Hall, Doric Hall, and a visit to the Great Hall of Flags.
The group also took a trip to the House Chamber where they had an opportunity to sit in on the Correctional Officer’s Award ceremony. Representative Muradian also had the chance to introduce the class to Senator Fattman and Senator Moore. Following this introduction, the students were invited to sit in on the Senate budget debate and concluded with the Northbridge students getting recognized by the Senators.
“It was wonderful to welcome such an intelligent, energetic, and respectful group of students to the State House,” stated Representative Muradian. “The Commonwealth has a long history in regards to the creation of our country. It was particularly exciting to watch the kids make the connection between where they were standing and its significance to Massachusetts.”
“I commend these students for visiting the State House, and for taking time to pursue learning about the legislative process,” said Senator Moore. “It’s always great to see local residents civically engaged— especially our youth. I’m sure the students found their experience to be both rewarding and informative. I was particularly proud to introduce the students to my colleagues in the Senate Chamber during the state budget debates.”
“I am glad we could welcome Northbridge High School sophomores to the State House,” said Senator Fattman. “It’s great to see our youth interested in state government, and I hope that these students were able to learn more about public service and our democratic system.”
Any constituent who wishes to speak to Representative Muradian or his staff please call (617) 722-2240.