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Students Learn About City Jobs

Lamar Elementary students had special visitors at their school Friday afternoon -- several city officials stopped by to answer any questions they might have about how San Angelo is run and how much work they have to do everyday to keep the city safe.
Lamar Elementary students had special visitors at their school this afternoon -- several city officials stopped by to answer any questions they might have about how San Angelo is run and how much work they have to do everyday to keep the city safe.

Michelle Kingston has that story.

Dwain Morrison told Lamar Elementary school third graders that it's a whole lot of fun being San Angelo's mayor.

"This is why I ran for mayor right here so that I could get out into the community and meet with y'all and see ya, and answer your questions and let you know that we are here for you and we care about our citizens," Mayor Morrison said.

He answered dozens of questions at the school alongside the police and fire chiefs and City Councilor Rodney Fleming.

This isn't the first year students have had the opportunity to hear about what it takes to run the City of San Angelo.

"They think it's really important when they get to meet someone who is really in power that they know, that lives where they live, that face the same things that they face," Tara Kelley, third grade teacher at Lamar Elementary said.

Even though the fire chief, Brian Dunn, was asked the most questions, students say they want to be mayor when they grow up.

But the students learned how challenging all city positions are.

"They work really hard to get the jobs, they do a lot of stuff," Jaylon Palmer, a third grade student at Lamar, said.

Mayor Morrison was happy to hear he inspired and motivated the students to begin thinking about their futures -- even at a young age.

"It is so very important to live your life, even as young as the third grade, because the things we do all through life, will affect us when we get older and begin to look for work," Mayor Morrison said.

Michelle Kingston, KLST News.

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