James Monroe High School’s Student Government Association will host its third annual James Monroe Day on Apr. 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Highlights of last year’s event were a display of the Monroe County Courthouse Bell, cast in 1818 when James Monroe was President of the United States; a display from Sprouting Farms with equipment, products, and ideas for local food production and marketing; a display from the Monroe County Historical Society with maps and publications regarding our community’s rich and varied history; and recruiters from the West Virginia National Guard and U.S. Air Force. Officials from the Office of the County Clerk were present to register eligible voters. Making special guest appearances were Senator Jennings Randolph, father of the 26th Amendment that lowered to voting age to 18, and none other than President James Monroe himself on his trusty horse.
The JMHS Student Government hopes to reprise these and other interested civic organizations this year at James Monroe Day. If your group would like to participate, please contact the SGA advisor, Dr. Scott Womack, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone at (304)-753-5182, or on Facebook messenger.