Rock Port senior and Missouri FCCLA’s State 1st Vice President Beth Davis, left, attended the FCCLA Legislative Shadowing Project and shadowed in the office of State Attorney General Eric Schmitt, right.
Beth Davis, a senior at Rock Port High School and Missouri FCCLA’s State 1st Vice President, was selected to attend the Family Career and Community Leader’s of America (FCCLA) Legislative Shadowing Project on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The program provides an opportunity for junior or senior high school students to spend a day with their state representative, senator, or other public officials at the State Capitol in Jefferson City. The event is designed to help students develop a better understanding of the political process and its effect on citizens. The students also get to observe hearings, meetings, and other public duties.
The Legislative Shad-owing Project, now in its 20th year, is conducted by Missouri FCCLA, the Career and Technical Student Organization for family consumer sciences and human services education. A reception and opening session was held for students on March 3. Tours of the State Capitol and Supreme Court were also provided. Beth was chosen to shadow the office of State Attorney General Eric Schmitt. She got to sit in on legislature meetings and policy work for the Attorney General’s office and also talked with Senator Dan Hegeman. “It was a wonderful experience to see first hand what a day in the Attorney General’s office is like. I am very thankful for FCCLA giving me this experience!” said Beth.