Women’s Empowerment Club Going to the State Capital
February 5, 2018
On February 13th, the extra-curricular club Women’s Empowerment, is taking a field trip to the state capital for a tour and an opportunity to meet with state representative Laurie Halverson. This field trip is open to anyone who is interested and permission slips may be found in Mr.Brook’s room (Room 117) or Ms. Adams’ room (Room 235) and can be returned in the same locations. Forms are due by February 8th. The trip will last from fourth hour to the end of the school day, and is completely free to attend other than an encouraged 5-10 dollars to purchase lunch in the Capitol Cafeteria.
“It’s a beautiful building, and there’s lots to see,” exclaims Nautica Flowers, President of Women’s Empowerment. “When I brought up the idea to Representative Laurie Halverson, she loved it and wanted to make it possible for us. It’s a great opportunity to learn about our state government.” Co-president of Women’s Empowerment, Emma Anderson explains. “People should attend this field trip because we’re the future generation and need to have an interest in politics and this is an opportunity to consider running for office at some point in the future,” Flowers informs. “It’s a unique opportunity to get to meet with our legislators in the Capitol building and learn first hand about their experiences and work there. I recommend getting a group of friends together and enjoying a fun day away from school!” Anderson emphasizes.
If you are unable to attend the Women’s Empowerment field trip but still have an interest in the club,meetings are held on Wednesdays after school until 3:30. You can sign up for it’s remind text on the remind app by texting @weclub1 to 81010 in order to find out which rooms meetings are held in and what the topics of discussion are for that meeting.
“Women’s empowerment club is awesome because it is such a positive and supportive environment where we have an emphasis on understanding issues that must be talked about. It’s important to be part of the solution,” Anderson praises. “Women’s Empowerment is an incredible club because it has a strong sense of community. We respect each other’s ideas and it’s open to all genders, orientations and grade levels, and we discuss topics you won’t ever talk about in other classes at EHS,” Flowers encourages.