Norris to Address Civic Duty with Local Students

October 16, 2008

Norris to Address Civic Duty with Local Students

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Senate Republican Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) will speak to the students of St. George’s Independent School on
October 21 as part of the upper school’s mock election speaker series. The school will have multiple speakers and activities, including a mock voter registration, in preparation for their 2008 mock presidential election.

At 10a.m. on Tuesday, October 21, Norris will address the upper school student body on civic responsibility and the pressing issues of this election season.  U.S. Congressman John Tanner (D-Union City) has already addressed the school in this series.

“I look forward to returning to St. George’s,” Norris said of the invitation.  He served as Chairman of Shelby County’s Education Committee prior to his election to the Tennessee Senate in 2000.  During that time, he also served as St. George’s Chairman of the Board and was instrumental in the school’s expansion from Germantown into three campuses including the upper school in Collierville and the elementary school in Memphis.  “I have worked hard for all our schools – public and private – because the need has always been so great,” said Norris.  He was recognized as Legislator of the Year by the Tennessee School Boards Association in 2005.

“St. George’s instills a sense of duty in all its students.  I doubt there is much they don’t already know. But we’ll have a good exchange.  They can probably teach me a few things,” Norris said.

Senator Norris represents Shelby, Tipton, Lauderdale, and Dyer Counties in the Tennessee General Assembly.

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