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State Representative Robert Johnson Visits BELA

Eric Holmes, one of our BELA students, recently wrote to Rep. Johnson requesting a Louisiana State Flag that had flown over the Capitol in Baton Rouge.  This flag was intended to accompany the United States flag that now flies on the school's recently repaired flag pole. Today Rep. Johnson made a surprise visit to the BELA campus with flag in hand along with mementos from the Capitol to present to Eric.
 
Rep. Johnson commented that in his time as a state legislator, this was the first instance in which he received a handwritten letter from an elementary school student.  He went on to extend a personal invitation to Eric and his class to visit the Capitol later in the school year.  We are all very proud of Eric for taking the initiative to petition Rep. Johnson for the flag!
 
Thanks to Mr. Travis Armand for the article.