MHS holds first civic engagement session

Marysville High School students spent time learning about government with city, county, state and federal officials this morning. The lessons were part of the school's new civic engagement curriculum element that is planned to continue throughout the school year. MHS principal Darren Schroeder said plans are in the works to hold a Marshall County Board of Commissioners meeting for all students to attend in November or December.

Government officials who participated today's event were, from left, USD 364 Superintendent Denise Guy, county Republican Party chair Bill Phillipi, County Clerk Sandy Wilson, County Treasurer Jami Ellenbecker, Kansas District 106 Representative Bill Pannbacker, county Democratic Party chair Jim Swim, 1st Congressional District candidate Abbie Hodgson, Marysville City Council member Diane Schroller, Mayor Carla Grund, council member Darlene Boss, Commissioner Keith Bramhall and Schroeder. Also participating, via Zoom video chat, were Secretary of State Scott Schwab and 1st District Representative Roger Marshall.