HELENA, Mont. — Juniors and seniors from Roundup High School met with Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen at the State Capitol this week.
Roundup teacher Dan Eiselein brought nearly 30 students to the Capitol as part of an educational experience during the Montana Legislature. Each student told Secretary Jacobsen about their future plans, which included college, military, and career opportunities.
Secretary Jacobsen explained the responsibilities of the Secretary of State’s Office, including the registration of Montana businesses and responsibility to oversee uniformity in elections. The Secretary discussed the procedure for the students to register to vote – some already had – and she explained how Montana students can participate in the YouthVote and Secretary of State Constitution Contest.
“Thank you to the students, teachers, and chaperones from Roundup for making the trek to Helena and the State Capitol, and thank you for the opportunity to visit with you,” said Secretary Jacobsen. “These juniors and seniors had some great college plans and career aspirations, and I wish them the best in pursuing those goals.”
“I’m thankful to Roundup High School for allowing these students to learn more about our government and the legislative process,” continued Secretary Jacobsen. “It’s important for our students – the future voters, business owners, and elected officials – to gain firsthand knowledge of the operations of our state.”
Students also met with Sen. Barry Usher (SD-20) and Rep. Greg Oblander (HD-40) and attended the House and Senate Floor sessions in the afternoon.