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Governor to visit elementary school

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January 11, 2006

Washington Elementary School will host Tuesday's State of the State Address

BOUNTIFUL - Gov. Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. will visit Washington Elementary School Thursday, discussing state government with fourth graders in preparation for the school's historical hosting of the State of the State Address Tuesday.

The 1:30 p.m. visit is scheduled for Thursday since the schoolchildren will not be in session the day of the address which is a district quality teaching day.

Huntsman will tell the children about his job as governor, what the State of the State is and thank the school for hosting the event. He will also visit other classrooms with the principal Carolyn Ingles.

"This is an unprecedented opportunity and I am so grateful to the school and the kids for their willingness to have us," Huntsman said. "This is where next generation's dreams are being nurtured. This is also where we need to make our children lifelong learners in preparation for the competitive and complex world that lies ahead."

Washington Elementary School is a Title 1 school that is experiencing the exploding growth in Utah's student population. This year's 440-student population has increased by about 100 students from last year due to local growth.

Huntsman will be addressing the 56th Legislature in his annual State of the State Address Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the school's multipurpose room.

The annual address is historically delivered in the Utah State Capitol House Chambers. However, while the State Capitol is being renovated, the governor has chosen to give the address in different locations. Last year Huntsman gave the address in Utah's historical Territorial Statehouse in Fillmore.

The Bountiful school is about 10 miles north of the Utah State Capitol Building. Washington Elementary School, 340 West 650 South, Bountiful. The governor's address will not be open to the public, but will be televised live.

TV and radio pool feed can be arranged through U.S. Satellite. Other details on the State of the State are forthcoming.

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