State Representative Edward “Ted” James visited Ms. Hawkins’ World History and African-American Studies classes on Friday, February 10th for a brief but detailed discussion on important issues. The discussion began on the governmental level and the importance of elected officials.

State Representative Edward “Ted” James speaks to Woodlawn students on February 10, 2017.

Representative James then visited the different offices and jobs within Congress and how a bill becomes a law. He then asked questions and discussed the importance of TOPS. Representative James also reviews the qualifications that may change for TOPS in the upcoming years.

Lastly, Representative James brought all of the issues closer to home by having students explain what they planned to do after graduation. He gave students tips on finding the right career to suit their talents. It was an exciting experience for everyone involved, and we thank Representative James for spending his morning with Woodlawn High’s students.