Success by Learning, Doing and Serving. Recently, Kanab High School students from the U.S. Government classes, Student Government and HOPE Squad experienced the Utah Legislative session. The students, accompanied by counselor and Hope Squad Advisor Mr. Stewart and Principal Jackson, toured the State Capitol, Memory Grove, and the Utah Pioneer Museum.

They had the opportunity to meet and visit with Majority Leader Senator Ralph Okerlund and House Rules Chair Representative Michael Noel. Both men took time out of their busy schedules to greet the students on the steps of the House chambers. Rep. Noel gave the students a whirlwind tour of the committee offices, and shared some personal experiences as the Representative of District 73.

Students also enjoyed a guided tour of the capitol building including the rotunda, historical exhibits, and the governor’s office.

The morning hours were spent observing members of the House and Senate as they worked feverishly to pass bills in the waning days of the session.

Later, students visited Memory Grove, Salt Lake City’s war and veteran memorials located east of the capitol, built to honor the many servicemen and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the Armed Forces.

Next on the tour was a visit to the Utah Pioneer Museum adjacent to the capitol. Students viewed hundreds of historical artifacts from clothing and personal items to horse drawn wagons and buggies. Donated items in the museum gave students a richer understanding about the early struggles, accomplishments and lives of Utah’s settlers.

As an added experience, students were able to visit the KSL news station and explore the many careers and opportunities available to those interested in the fields of internet, radio and television broadcasting. They observed a live broadcast, and met news anchors Deanie Wimmer and Dave McCann, and meteorologist Kevin Eubank. This was a fun and informative career exploration activity.

Kanab High students were excellent representatives of our school and our wonderful community. We appreciate the support of our parents and school board, as students learn through experiences that broaden and enrich their understanding of life, career opportunities, and the world.