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COESSE: Curious students get to know Rep. Heuer

February 24, 2014

As part of Emphasis on Reading Week, State Rep. Kathy Heuer visited Coesse Elementary School, where she read to students. After sharing some of her favorite books, her position in a comfortable rocking chair became a hot seat, as fourth graders fired creative questions for the elected official to answer.

COLUMBIA CITY — A special week focusing on reading brought several notable guests to Coesse Elementary School Friday.
State Superintendent Glenda Ritz was joined by State Rep. Kathy Heuer to read to third and fourth graders.

Heuer spent time reading some of her favorite books to fourth-grade students, and afterwards had time to answer some of their questions.
Although she is familiar with being put in the political hot seat, no amount of election campaigns and debates could have prepared Heuer for the creative questioning brought on by some curious children.
“What’s your favorite food of all?” asked a student. To that, Heuer answered — “Pizza.”

“If you could be an animal what would you be?” — Heuer responded, “I think it would be fun to be a bird.”
Children seemed to be enthralled with the ins and outs of Heuer’s position at the Statehouse.

Fourth-grade teachers had prepared students for the guest readers, trying to differentiate between Ritz and Heuer.
One fourth grader was determined to know the difference.

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