Government through students’ eyes
2020 ODACS State Government Day

– by Peter V, junior –

On Monday, Jan 27, the juniors and seniors attended the 2020 State Government Day in Richmond, VA, joining nearly 150 students and teachers from across the state.

 Students were able to watch and see how the government and legislation work to pass bills and laws. The group also visited the floor of the House of Delegates chamber.

Mr. Jamison Coppola, AACS Legislative Director and FBTA dad, spoke to the students on the Nature of Politics, along with some other seminars on government. 

“It was fun being able to see the government system as a group and enjoy it with other ODACS schools,” said Andrew C, junior.

While they were there, hundreds of educators and parents from across the state held a rally to call for more education funding. The rally inhibited the students from accomplishing all of the items on their list that they wanted to do, including some of the building tours.  

“Although there might have been some inhibiting circumstances, we still had a blast,” said Peter V, junior.

“My favorite part of the trip was the observation deck where we could see everything,” said Haston H, senior. 

“I liked being able to see how the government works up close,” said Ashley T, junior.