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Palmyra High School students see government shutdown first-hand

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PALMYRA, Mo. (WGEM) -

Two students from Palmyra High School got to see the government shutdown first-hand while advocating in Washington D.C.


The students went to D.C. for Capital Leadership, a national conference for Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). They lobbied about Perkins funding, which helps fund career and technical student organizations such as FCCLA.

One of the students says she will always remember the day she got to experience the government shutdown while in D.C.

"But our senators were still able to meet with us. And we actually got to go inside the capital and see our Senator Roy Blunt talking when the government was shut down which was really cool," said senior Madeline Hamilton.


Makayla Nutt, a junior at Palmyra High School, says she was glad the shutdown didn't stop them from delivering their message.

"With the capital closing we weren't suppose to be in the capital at all. But like I said, our senators let us, went above and beyond and let us go to the capital. And there were so many protesters and it was kind of sad because they were like, 'we want our jobs back,'" said Nutt.

Palmyra teacher Marcy Minnick says the trip brought government to life for the students and that the two girls came back more interested in history.
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