Thursday, February 15, 2007

Rep. Jason Grill Spends Time and Speaks with Local Students at Barry School

Jefferson City – Representative Jason Grill, D-Parkville, recently visited with faculty and students from Barry School in an effort to help educate the children about state government and his role as a state legislator. Barry School is a K-8 educational institution in the Platte County RIII School District.

On his visit, Rep. Grill had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Mark Harpst, Superintendent for the Platte County RIII School District, and Rebecca Henshaw, principal of Barry School. In addition, Rep. Grill addressed the entire school during an assembly where he spoke about his duties as a legislator and how he came to be a state representative.

“It was a fun and refreshing experience to have the chance to meet with the students and faculty at Barry School,” said Rep. Grill. “Hopefully they learned a bit more about the legislative process and have some idea about what it is that I do as a state legislator. As we spend a great deal of our time in the legislature dealing with education issues, it is great to take the time to see young people in a positive learning environment to remind me what it is we are working to create.”

During his day at Barry School, Rep. Grill also met with the Fourth Grade class and answered various questions they had. Additionally, he met with the Student Council and spent time reading to the Kindergarten class.