More than 30 Canadian Valley Technology Center Student Ambassadors traveled to Oklahoma's State Capitol Wednesday, April 2, to tour the building and meet with Grady and Canadian County legislators. The group included student leaders form the Chickasha, Cowan and Holt campuses.
The students began their visit with a guided tour of the capitol by CV Tech Superintendent Dr. Greg Winters. Winters took the students to several areas throughout the building, including the Supreme Court Chambers and the Blue Room. While in the Supreme Court Chambers, Justice Noma Gurich spoke about her experience within the Oklahoma Judicial system. As the tour progressed, students had a live history lesson working their way through the building.
Following the tour, Chickasha campus students visited local legislators Rep. Leslie Osborn and Rep. David Perryman, while Cowan and Holt students saw Osborn, Rep. Dan Fisher and Sen. Rob Johnson. They also heard from ACTE Executive Director Pat McGregor and CV Tech Board President George Fina. In addition, the students paid a visit to the OKC National Memorial museum.
Students were accompanied by Debra Booth, Cowan campus counselor; Stacey Marchino, Holt campus counselor; Erica Miller, Chickasha campus communications and marketing coordinator; and Amy Simer, Chickasha campus communications and marketing specialist.
The Student Ambassador program is funded by Canadian Valley Technology Center's Foundation. The CV Tech Foundation is a separate entity that was founded by Helen Ward of Chickasha in 1984 to enhance vocational education opportunities for Canadian Valley students. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees, appointed from areas in our Canadian Valley district, and oversees all management and expenditures of Foundation fund.