Congressman Fortenberry visits Norris

Congressman Fortenberry visits Norris

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Nebraska Congressional House Representative Jeff Fortenberry  visited the Norris campus on Tuesday, October 13th in celebration of Farm To School month and to take the opportunity to address Norris high school social studies classes about the virtues of public service and the balance between individual liberty and government in a responsible citizenry.

Congressman Fortenberry and staff observed part of Grab & Go breakfast in the Elementary and part of lunch in the Intermediate School. This part of his visit coincided with national Farm To School week and recognized the role our Congressman has had in supporting the Child Nutrition Act and the passage of several Farm Bills.  The Norris Food Service program, managed by Taher, is sponsoring a wide array of activities in conjunction with Farm To School month. The Congressman had the opportunity to observe students consuming healthful dairy in the form of tasteful, fresh, and low-fat locally produced milk from Prairieland Dairy and to see students engaged in an apple taste test sampling different varieties of apples fresh from Union Orchard in Union, Nebraska. In between his visit to the Elementary and Intermediate, the Congressman addressed several combined high school social studies classrooms during the high school's fourth period.

The Congressman was  accompanied by staffers, delegates from the Nebraska Center for Rural Affairs, and members of the media.

Fortenberry was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2004 to serve Nebraska's First Congressional District. Fortenberry believes that “the strength of our nation depends on the strength of our families and communities.” He is a member of the House Appropriations Committee, which appropriates United States government expenditures. He serves on three subcommittees vital to Nebraska: Energy and Water, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and State and Foreign Operations.

Superintendent Dr. John Skretta stated, “We were  honored to host our elected representative to the US House of Representatives, Jeff Fortenberry, at Norris.  It was our pleasure to host the Congressman and welcome him and those accompanying him to our campus.”

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