Shadowing a senator
Purdy High School senior Nathaniel Alden participated in the FCCLA Legislative Shadowing Project in Jefferson City on Feb. 20. Alden had the opportunity to shadow Sen. David Sater, of Cassville. He was introduced on the senate floor and spent the day observing business at the state capitol. During the trip, Alden also toured the governor's mansion and the state capitol building, where he visited with Cindy Schallert Kadlec, a Purdy High School alumna, who serves as the general counsel of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules. Kadlec escorted Alden to the Whispering Gallery and offered information on the history of the building. A banquet, sponsored by the Missouri Bar Association, was held to honor the 50 FCCLA members who took part in the shadowing project. Speakers included: Millie Aulbur, of the Missouri Bar; and Chanekka Shantez Buckingham, an attorney from St. Louis. This is the 13th year that junior and senior FCCLA members from across the state have been selected to take part in the project. Myra McGee, Purdy FCCLA advisor, accompanied Alden to Jefferson City.