SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - Worth County Middle schoolers are looking forward to getting a behind the scenes look at Georgia's government at work.
Next month, Eighth graders will travel to the capitol to meet our Governor and a state representative.
Many of these students have never been to Atlanta, and they can't wait to gain real-life experience of what they learn from their textbooks. But with close to one hundred fifty students participating in the trip, the school hopes folks in the community can pitch in to help offset the cost of the trip.
Terry Giddens has been teaching for twenty years, and says history is her passion. But she says students can only learn so much from a textbook.
"One of the things that I found when I started teaching government is that they have a hard time visualizing the Chamber floor if you've never seen that. And pictures don't do it justice," said Giddens.
So, for the past few years, Worth County Middle School has been working on a class field trip to the state capitol.
"It's very important for them to see outside of the school walls. This gives them the opportunity to leave Sylvester and to actually get on a charter bus and go see the legislative process in action," said Tiffany Sevier.
Each student has big dreams and serious goals. "I plan on being President," said Luke Cooper.
"Well, me? I actually want to be a lawyer," said Kaliya Lewis.
So the school and the Sylvester-Worth county Chamber of Commerce are working together to spread the word about the upcoming trip. Asking for donations to sponsor a student. Giddens says these kids are the future, and each donation will ensure better years to come.
"There are so many things close enough that we can see and when people help us with this, we can get out and see some real history," said Terry Giddens.
If you would like to donate, you can contact the Worth County Middle School at (229) 776-8620, or the Chamber at (229) 776-7718.