Wyoming Education Association

Spring 2016

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Spring 2016 | WEAnews 10 Wyoming State Shrub This year was a memorable time for our Advanced Biology class. Retired educator and Ted Parsons found that Wyoming had no state shrub. He thought that it would be neat would write a bill and try to get a state shrub written into law. He suggested the idea and she, in turn, brought the idea to us and asked if we would like to take on the responsibility. Every single one of us jumped on board; we thought that it was a great idea. Mr. Parsons that we choose Wyoming Big Sage as the shrub of our choice, mainly for the fact that two-thirds of the entire state. Agreeing with that suggestion, we jumped right in and started our findings, we pitched our idea to Senator Driskill and Representative Lindholm. They legislature. After Senator Driskill introduced it to the Senate, we had the opportunity of the Senate and House Agriculture Committees. Along the way we were met by some efforts, we were able to convince our lawmakers that our idea had merit. With their support process and find itself on the Governor's desk for signing. Through this we learned so Sage and also about the legislative process, and are honored to be able to make a change Written by WEA member/Hulett teacher Lila Kennah's Advanced Biology Katie Rathbun, Wray Penning, Bodhi Penning and Senators Driskill and Wasserburger, along with Representative Lindholm, pose in the House Chambers with the Hulett students grades 7-12. Senator Wasserburger and Campbell County School District were key in securing buses to transport all the students to Cheyenne for the bill signing. "It's such a neat opportunity to be involved in a bill that literally involved a whole town," Senator Wasserburger said.

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