Who gets to sit in a Representative's chair for an extended period of time, besides an elected official? These students from Spring Lake Elementary did. Invited by Representative Doug Welton, the students participated in Civics Engagement Day and got as close to being a legislator as it could get for a 5th grader. After a lesson on law making with Rep. Welton, and a brief tour, the students had the opportunity to propose, debate and vote on "mock"-bills on the House Floor of the Utah State Capitol.
Article and photos by Perry Ewell