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Girl Scouts of Holliston Visit the State House

by Ava Tobin

On Friday, October 9th, Holliston Girl Scout Troop 65131 traveled to the Massachusetts State House. This worthwhile field trip was arranged by our leader, Dawn Kuchman, and Representative Carolyn Dykema. It took four cars to get us there.

After arriving, we took a tour of the State House, where we were explained the origin of each statue and painting, or the history of the room they were present in. One I liked was a statue of George Washington with a robe around him and the story that went with it about how people didn’t like it.

We were met by Representative Carolyn Dykema, who is also a resident of Holliston, in the House Chamber.

With Representative Dykema present, we held a mock debate about the usage of seatbelts in buses, including saying “Madame Speaker” to make us recognized, each of us standing up at the podium and giving our reasons for our opinions (such as safety and cost) and then holding a mock vote at the end. The “NO SEATBELTS” argument won!

Carolyn kindly shared with us information on bills she had passed, and gave us a little tour of her own, including the “STAFF ONLY” rooms.

Personally, I LOVED the field trip and it would be great to go again! It was like a peek into history! I would definitely recommend it!

(Ava Tobin is a 10 year old fifth grader at Miller School and a member of Girl Scout Troop 65131)


Comments (2)

A well-written an interesting article, Ava! You should consider contributing to the Reporter again. It's always nice to get a different perspective on what's going on around town.

Nancy Baron | 2015-10-24 12:06:07

Great job, Ava. Thanks for sharing

Pat Duffey | 2015-10-24 05:45:43