HELENA, Mont. — Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen visited Helena’s St. Andrew School on Thursday morning, delivering 100 United States and Montana Constitutions to students.
“It was wonderful to be back at St. Andrew School,” said Secretary Jacobsen. “Students from the younger classes to the seniors were so engaged in learning about our government and our Constitution.”
Secretary Jacobsen had students read the Preamble from both the United States and Montana Constitutions, explaining the history and highlighting the significance of each. She also told students about the roles the Secretary of State’s Office plays in elections, business registrations, administrative rules, notarial services and official records.
Students asked an array of questions ranging from why Secretary Jacobsen ran for office to how new laws are implemented after the Legislative Session.
“The questions from the St. Andrew students were absolutely incredible. I was impressed by their interest in the ins and outs of the daily routine to specific articles of the Constitution,” said Secretary Jacobsen. “I especially enjoyed sharing my love for serving Montanans and highlighting the important work our staff does each day.”
Secretary Jacobsen also highlighted the Montana YouthVote Program, which is established in statute to provide young Montanans with direct experience in the voting process. Students across Montana are encouraged to visit the YouthVote website and contribute photos or fun facts to their county’s page.
The Office of the Secretary of State has now delivered more than 1,200 Constitutions to schools across Montana, while thousands more have been mailed as part of Secretary Jacobsen’s campaign promise to ensure students receive a United States and Montana Constitution.