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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Today, a group of second graders from S. L. Mason Elementary School in Valdosta took the trip of a lifetime.  The students were selected to travel to the capitol and have a meet and greet with Governor Sonny Perdue.

Carolyn Dow, the children's teacher, was awarded the trip after she applied for a Target Field Trip Grant.  She hoped to give real-world application to her lessons on the role of governor.

Today, the students presented Governor Perdue with a Titletown book that was signed by the class.  

"It's so important because it brings everything to life. They've learned so much about Georgia so far in preparation for this trip. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity," says Dow.  "I've never been to the capitol. I'm thirty years old and I've never had that experience. For them to have this experience at such a young age is going to be unforgettable."  

The school's principal hopes that this experience inspires the children to take on leadership roles themselves.

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