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Congressman Rob Bishop

Representing the 1st District of Utah

MEDIA ADVISORY--Bishop to Hold Annual Education Conference at Utah State Capitol

September 20, 2013
Press Release
WASHINGTON– On Tuesday, September 24th more than 180 high school students from around Utah's First Congressional District will participate in the 8th annual Education Conference held by Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT) at the Utah State Capitol.  Each year, a select group of students from area high schools comes together at the Utah State Capitol to participate in discussions and case studies about current public policy, the legislative process, history, and elections.

"I look forward to this event each year and, this year, I'm pleased to welcome students from Union High School who will be participating for the first time. The Education Conference is one of the few opportunities I have throughout the year where I get to step back into a teaching role—a job I enjoyed for nearly three decades. While text books do a good job of covering the basics of government, my goal with the education conference is to expand upon students' foundational knowledge by giving them a greater and more in-depth understanding of how government and elections work.  Students and teachers from different schools have the opportunity to interact with one another and it is my experience that these types of collaborative learning events are a great addition to the traditional day in a classroom," said Bishop.

WHAT:          Annual Education Conference hosted by Congressman Rob Bishop

WHERE:        Utah State Capitol Complex
                      350 N. State Street
                      Salt Lake City, UT 84114

DATE:           Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

TIME:            9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. MDT

*This event is open to the media

Students were selected by their teachers for attendance at this event.  Invitations were sent to all high schools and school districts located in the First Congressional District.