Lexington/Richland School District Five students sure have had some special visitors lately!

Last week, it was Speaker of the SC House of Representatives visiting Kelly Payne’s students at Dutch Fork High School. Today, it was Governor Sanford surprising third graders from Dutch Fork Elementary School.

Students from the classes of Mrs. Wessinger, Ms. Osowski, Mrs. Sazehn, Ms. Williams, Mrs. Livingston and Mrs. White spent the morning touring the inside of the State House as well as having a scavenger-hunt on the grounds.

Every student behaved very well and several even asked wonderful questions of the tour guides – Heyward, Brenda, and Kayleigh!

Governor Sanford encouraged the students to focus on their studies and also, when they’re old enough, participate in democracy by voting. He specifically mentioned the historic inauguration of President Obama and how participation is vital to keeping democracy alive.

If your class or family would like to schedule a State House tour, please give my office a call and we’ll help make arrangements for you!

(I’ll post more pictures later, including a group photo of the entire third grade class and their teachers!)