Quakertown students shine in Capitol visit
Seven Quakertown Community High School students traveled to the state Capitol Monday, where they seized the opportunity to speak with Gov. Tom Wolf, Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera and several lawmakers. They were invited by Superintendent Dr. Bill Harner, who was part of a delegation of Bucks County superintendents and Bucks County Intermediate Unit officials in Harrisburg to advocate on behalf of students. “Our students had a great educational experience today,” Dr. Harner said. “They were well prepared and very professional. I’m so proud of each one of them.” The students, from the high school’s Advanced Placement Government class and the Video Production unit, are Alexandra Brandis, Angelina Becker, Amelia Derry, David Fletcher, Andrew Labeeb, Ryan Lancaster and Joseph Lock. Besides meeting and interviewing the governor and education secretary, they spoke with state Reps. Marguerite Quinn, Gene DiGirolamo, Helen Tai, Craig Staats, and state Sen. Chuck McIlhinney. Also in attendance was Adam Schmucker, principal of Trumbauersville Elementary School. He is Pennsylvania’s National Distinguished Principal. Rivera congratulated Schmucker on his statewide honor.