HARMONY – Rep. Stephenie Scialabba (R-Butler) visited eighth-graders in Mr. Herb McCracken’s civics and economics class at Ryan Gloyer Middle School on Tuesday to discuss state government, the roles of each branch and why laws are needed.
“It’s an honor to be able to help teach our young people about the functions of government and its proper role in our lives,” said Scialabba. “As our next wave of bright scholars get ready for their future, it’s an amazing opportunity to provide insight on the fundamental principles of what makes our country and state so great.
The students discussed what a law is, why they are needed and how to make them. They also had a “Mock Assembly” where the students were divided into two groups, the House of Representatives and Senate, and worked to pass a bill that they believed could improve their school. Mr. McCracken, who played the role of governor, and Scialabba were very impressed with their proposed bills.
“It was exciting to see the students put so much effort into this exercise,” said Scialabba. “Their willingness to debate and learn how state government operates made for a tremendous day in the classroom. I’d like to thank Mr. McCracken for having me come speak to the kids. It was an incredible experience, and I hope to do more of this in the future.”
Representative Stephenie Scialabba
12th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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