Some memories leave a lasting impression on young hearts. Perhaps for one young Kansan who dreams of someday becoming president of the United States, a visit with a current Kansas legislator will be one such memory.
Hugoton second grader Jefferson Diaz and his family saw the state Capitol in Topeka from top to bottom February 1 as the special guests of Senator John Doll, from Garden City.
Diaz met Senator Doll at a reading program event at his school in November. The legislator invited him to visit the Statehouse after the student said it’s his goal to someday become president of the U.S.
Diaz participates in the Kansas Reading Roadmap (KRR) early literacy program at Hugoton Elementary School, a program that helps students from Kindergarten through third grade improve their reading proficiency. Senator Doll met Diaz when he visited an evening event at the school called LIFE (Literacy Integrated Family Engagement). Diaz and his family were accompanied by Hugoton KRR Program Coordinator Jacque Teeter.