As part of her goal to visit one school in each Alaska community during her time in office, United States Senator Lisa Murkowski will spend time with Skagway School students September 8.
Murkowski will donate a book to the school and read it out loud to the kindergarten, first grade and second grade students. With students in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth grades, Murkowski will discuss U.S. flag etiquette with a flag she would like to donate to the school. After that, she will talk to middle and high school students about the roles and duties of a U.S. Senator and then hold a Q&A session.
In an e-mail to staff, Superintendent Josh Coughran asked teachers to consider making posters so Murkowski would feel welcomed at Skagway School.
He also suggested teachers make time over the next couple weeks to talk to their students about the visit and have the students think about any questions they would ask.
“Not many students have an opportunity to interact with a U.S. Senator, so I’d like to make the most of our opportunity,” he wrote.
Murkowski will be running for re-election in 2016, and a recent study conducted by Ivan Moore Research showed that Murkowski tops the early polls.