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St. Theresa students visit the capital

TRUMBULL—Recently, the St. Theresa School 8th grade students went on their annual field trip to Washington, D.C. On the trip, the students were able to meet with legendary United States Senator Bob Dole.

The students have been corresponding with Senator Dole since they were in 6th grade. They were thrilled that Senator Dole invited them to his office for a special meeting where they were able to discuss his tenure as United States Senator along with his role in presidential administrations that date all the way back to that of President John F. Kennedy.

“Senator Dole spent nearly a half hour with the students and they each found the meeting to be one of the greatest opportunities that they have ever had,” said John Agostino, a middle school social studies teacher at St. Theresa’s, who coordinated the trip along with principal Salvattore Vittoria.

Additionally, the students were able to have another meeting with current U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Senator Richard Blumenthal. During this meeting, the students met on the capitol steps and they discussed the day-to-day role of a U.S. Senator along with some of the most important bills they have ever voted on.

Saint Theresa School is a Catholic community grounded in faith, supported by hope and surrounded by love that welcomes families and students of pre-k through 8th grade with diverse backgrounds. It provides an academically challenging curriculum in which all students can learn within the framework of Catholic principles; recognizing the dignity and uniqueness of each student.

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