Middle-Schoolers Raise Funds For Capitol Trip

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first_imgNORWALK — It’s Sacramento or bust for dozens of Lakeside Middle School eighth-graders, who have their hearts set on a special, but expensive, daylong trip to the state’s Capitol next month. For the first time ever, teacher Maria Pilios said the school was invited by Assemblyman Rudy Bermudez, D-Norwalk, to participate in a June 8 day trip to see the state Legislature in action. Student interest in the trip was good, with dozens signing on to raise $250 each on their own for the trip, Pilios said. Those who wanted to go but couldn’t afford the $250 were set up with sponsors. But even after that money came in, the 73-student group is still about $1,300 short, and they’re hoping some benevolent residents and businesses will step in to help make the trip a reality. “I was in the fifth grade when my class went to Sacramento and, let me tell you, I remember every second about it,” Pilios said. “This is the first time that the kids in this community will be allowed to see this and we really want it to be a success. And it would be great to have the community’s support.” The students are scheduled to take a 6 a.m. flight to Sacramento on June 8 and visit the Assembly gallery and other places of interest. They’ll be back home by 9:30 that night. For the complete story, pick up a copy of tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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