CLEVELAND, Ohio (WYTV) – Not many students are interested in summer school or even a summer educational experience, but Lordstown students were eager to see the political process in action Wednesday.
Students in Lordstown’s Political History Club signed up to attend the Republican National Convention and learn more about what is going on in Cleveland. The group of four students, their teacher and superintendent headed to C-Span’s studio in Cleveland to learn about how the station operates.
The students also visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and had breakfast with State Sen. Capri Cafaro. They talked to Congressman Bill Johnson and had plans to meet Tim Ryan.
Students say they caught the political bug while hanging out in Cleveland.
Lordstown teacher Courtney Gibson said the trip gave the students who attended an emotional connection to the convention as well as an educational experience.
“The average student doesn’t get to do all of this stuff… It’s a life-changing opportunity for these kids,” she said.