Rep. Ubelhor Celebrates Statehood Day

Monday, February 7, 2011 7:00 pm

Start Date:  2/7/2011  All Day  
End Date:  2/7/2011    

Rep. Ubelhor Celebrates Statehood Day

Wishing a 194th Birthday to Indiana

STATEHOUSE-Rep. Matt Ubelhor (R-Bloomfield) celebrated Statehood Day today with students from school's across Indiana, to commemorate the Hoosier State's 194th birthday.

Eighteen other fourth-grade classes from all over Indiana came to celebrate Statehood Day today, making more than 960 students at the Statehouse.

Fourth grade student, Kamryn Bridges, from Burris Elementary School was awarded first place in this year's Statehood Day essay competition, "What Indiana Means to Me."

The essay competition was open to any Indiana fourth-grade public, private or home-schooled student. More than 2,800 essays were submitted for this year's contest.

"It was a privilege for me to be a part of today's celebration and to see students like Kamryn Bridges honored for all their exceptional work. "Congratulations to them," said Rep. Ubelhor.

The celebration included interactive activities presented by the offices of the governor and lieutenant governor, General Assembly, Indiana Supreme Court, state museum, state library and other state agencies.

During the mid-day program, students met with several Indiana government officials, heard musical performances and viewed the original 1816 and 1851 state constitutions.

"Kamryn is a hardworking student that always strives to do her very best. The award is well deserved and I am extremely proud of her," said her teacher Mr. Jerry Fountain at Burris Elementary School.

"Students are the future of Indiana. I am proud of Kamryn and the work that her teachers, parents, and the steps she took to enter this contest," said Rep. Ubelhor.