Student Government Day | VideoJessica Roose | 5/4/2012
The program has been going on for 40 years but it was a first for Joey Dwyer and Aaron Hultstrand. The two Shiloh Christian Seniors spent the day learning the inner workings of the Game and Fish Department.
"It was more than I expected and I thought it was incredible how many things the Game and Fish does, that are like behind the scenes and we don`t really realize it," Hultstrand said.
"I thought it was really interesting, get out of school for the day, who doesn`t like that? It was really fun though, it was really informative and I really enjoyed it," Dwyer said.
The weather kept them indoors, but the boys didn`t seem to mind. They were able to talk with people in several departments and learn how the agency runs.
Both agreed on their favorite part of the day.
"When we went down to the lab, that was the most interesting, and seeing where they did the autopsies on the deer," Hultstrand said.
"Hopefully they learned something, hopefully they got a better flavor of what North Dakota Game and Fish is all about and hopefully they had fun. I mean that`s really the biggest thing. I just hope they had fun," said Terry Steinwand with N.D. Game and Fish.
When the morning was over the boys met the rest of the participating seniors for a lunch at the Elk`s Club, where everyone shared what they learned.
They also heard from Former Governor Ed Schafer about how he got involved in government and what could help them.
"You know here are some of the skills or some of the things you ought to be thinking about that are resources for you if you choose to look for a career in government," Schafer said.
Other students spent the day at the offices of the Governor and Attorney General, The National Weather Service and Division of Emergency Management among others.