Helias students visit the Capitol by Ben Balk, Social Media and Marketing Coordinator​

Helias Catholic students Kylie Mulholland and Matt Branch represented Helias at the Rotary Student Government Day yesterday at the Capitol. Kylie and Matt were selected by AP American National Government teacher Mr. Tom Emmel for their excellence in the classroom and potential to impact the state of Missouri in their future endeavors.

Kylie states, “Rotary government was not only an educational experience but also motivational. We began our day with a visit to Representative Jay Barnes’ and Senator Mike Kehoe’s offices. Then we visited the Senate and witnessed the House in action. After this we were given a tour of the Supreme Court. We concluded our day with lunch at the Capital Plaza Hotel featuring guest speaker, State Treasurer- Clint Zweifel. I am grateful to the Rotary for this opportunity and encourage others to become involved with the Rotary.”

Matt spoke about his experience by saying, “It was a wonderful day to meet and converse with local leaders. They gave us insight into what they do in office and current issues they face. The Rotary Club provided a great experience that I won’t forget.”

Helias is proud of Kylie and Matt for their excellence in the classroom and exemplifying the culture of Helias Catholic. Lieutenant Christopher White had this to say about meeting Kylie and Matt: “It was a pleasure being with Kylie and Matt. They were respectful, engaged, and professional, a credit not only to my Rotary Club but to their school as well.  Thank you for this chance to partner with Helias Catholic, and we look forward to taking more students from your school next year.”


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