<![CDATA[The Leadership/Ignite groups from the Crossing campuses recently took a trip to the Indiana State House to meet with Senator Carlin Yoder and a couple other government representatives. I was surprised how many other students were actually there since our group with Mr. Bohannon had planned this trip to Indianapolis at the beginning of the Ignite semester. We all loaded up on the same bus and discussed questions we should ask the representatives with our staff.After we finished speaking with Senator Yoder, we took some pictures then proceeded to meet with a few other representatives whose names I forget, but one was recently a part of the House across the hall. It reminded me of a history lesson, especially when they “quizzed” us on how many senators there were and how many members of the House there were; now I know there are 50 senators and 100 members in the House. We also met with the chaplain in the State House, who was interesting to learn about as well. It really touched me when he explained that he volunteers to be their chaplain for no pay, but sees it as his calling from God. When we finished meeting with all of the representatives on our agenda, we took a small tour of the building and learned about its history. After that, we had a little fun and went to the mall then took the entire group to eat at a fancy restaurant named Buca di Beppo. All in all, I thought the trip was awesome and a seriously cool life experience. It went very well and it made me proud to be a part of the crew since we all behaved very professionally. I think it gives us a good image to do things like this and gives people a different perspective of the Crossing, rather than having people look at us like we’re just a bunch of kids. – Natalie McKay, Senior @ Elkhart Campus ]]>
I still have my ignite t-shirt from when we first designed it…….actually, I am wearing it right now!
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