H.297 trip to Montpelier

On Wednesday, April 8th, the entire school spent the morning at the State Capitol. We were there in support of H.297, a bill to ban the sale of ivory in Vermont. After an amazing presentation by Heartworks parent Ashley McAvey and Endeavour parent Laurel Neme, the students were driven to write letters to the House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources. Then we were invited to testify to the committee, and sixth-grader Taegen Yardley was our designated speaker. Taegen did an amazing job, "stealing the show," according to Seven Days. The story was also covered by the Burlington Free Press, Shelburne News and National Geographic