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Hawaiian Gardens Holds Student Government Day

Fedde National Academy brought 17 girls from their ASB program to participate in Student Government Day last month. The aim was to shadow employees and politicians who work for the government in Hawaiian Gardens. The students first met with City Clerk Sue Underwood. The longtime resident gave the students the background on the local government and on the history of the city.Councilman Reynaldo “Rey” Rodriguez said, “we try to teach the kids how the government is run and hopefully we can get them excited and they'll become councilman or woman in the future.”The city held a mock City Council meeting with students taking the seats of Council Members and Mayor and actually running the meeting.After the meeting, the students adjourned to the decorated meeting room and were treated to lunch by the city. During the lunch Miss Hawaiian Gardens spoke to the children. Photo courtesy City of Hawaiian Gardens.

Fedde International Academy ASB students in Hawaiian Gardens City Council chambers.

 

By Brian Hews

Fedde National Academy brought 17 girls from their ASB program to participate in Student Government Day last month. The aim was to shadow employees and politicians who work for the government in Hawaiian Gardens.

The students first met with City Clerk Sue Underwood. The longtime resident gave the students the background on the local government and on the history of the city.

Councilman Reynaldo “Rey” Rodriguez said, “we try to teach the kids how the government is run and hopefully we can get them excited and they’ll become councilman or woman in the future.”

The city held a mock City Council meeting with students taking the seats of Council Members and Mayor and actually running the meeting.

After the meeting, the students adjourned to the decorated meeting room and were treated to lunch by the city.

During the lunch Miss Hawaiian Gardens spoke to the children.

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