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Sen. Leahy Visits Glebe Elementary

by ARLnow.com — May 13, 2013 at 2:30 pm 930 0

Third graders from Glebe Elementary School in Arlington welcomed a special guest today: Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.).

Students at the school had written letters to the Vermont senator “about conservation and what the students are doing here at Glebe to help in conservation efforts,” according to school principal Jamie Borg. Leahy, the grandfather of a Glebe student, “decided to respond to their letters in person.”

Leahy personally delivered letters to each third grade student, then engaged them in a conversation about the branches of government — a topic they had been studying.

“Senator Leahy was able to talk to the students about it in depth and explain his role in government,” Borg said.

He also told students some personal stories, like celebrating his birthday with President Obama in Vermont and doing voiceover work for Batman: The Animated Series.

“The children were very impressed!” said Borg.

Leahy’s wife, Marcelle, joined him for the classroom visit this morning. Leahy, 73, was re-elected in 2010 to a seventh term in the U.S. Senate.

Courtesy photos

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