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Second Grade Students Question Senator Thune

February 21, 2013, 5:00 PM by Sammi Bjelland

Second Grade Students Question Senator Thune
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Second grade students at Mark Twain Elementary are getting first hand experience when it comes to social studies. Thursday's guest was United States Senator John Thune, who was here to read to kids and answer their hard hitting questions.

"Do I plan on running for President?" Thune said. "I don't. I enjoy the job I have. And being the President is a very, very hard job."

Thune talked to students about his job, his favorite sports teams and life in Washington.

"What do you think the most important thing about your job is?" a second grade girl said.

"Well, it's probably making sure every single day that I am representing South Dakota as well as I can," Thune said.

Thune isn't the first politician to sit in the hot seat in this second grade classroom. This year alone, they've met Representative Kristi Noem and Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether.

"It's good for kids to see public officials come in the classroom. I think it's important for them to see them read books. And I think it's great for them to answer questions about the government, to bring it here in the classroom to see it. That it's a real thing that's always running, that's always moving," second grade teacher Kyle Wigg said.

"What's the thing I do the most? I guess that's probably work on legislation. Work on bills," Thune said.

Wigg says the key to bringing in these big shot politicians is to be persistent.

"I think if you just ask people to come visit, eventually someone's going to say yes. And sometimes a lot of people say yes," Wigg said.

While most of Thursday's talk was about Senator Thune's duties at the capital.

And he did give the kids some advice about just being a regular grown-up.

"You know, I'm going to tell you guys something. Any job that you have, there are going to be good parts about it and bad parts about it. There are going to be things you like about it better than others. And my job's like any job," Thune said.

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