Last evening, I got the pleasure to spend the evening at the Govenor’s Mansion!
You see, I had this opportunity because this past semester I was a part of We The People. A team that competes at competitions centered around the Constitution. We won district (My individual unit won as well) and placed 4th in the state! We the had the opportunity of having Govenor Mike Pence’s daughter on our team, so when we decided to have a banquet we thought what better place than the govenor’s residence!
I was so fortunate to be able to spend such an amazing night with my team and the Govenor and First Lady. I felt like royalty!
The evening consisted of catering from Fazoli’s, Paper Plate “awards”, Individual awards, and gifts from our amazing teacher, Miss Chandler! Afterwards, First Lady Pence gave us a tour of the Residence.
The entire night reminded me of why I love Indiana and this beautiful country so much. Not to sound cliche or anything, but unlike many of my peers, I adore Indiana. I aspire to spend the rest of my days here in this great state. (Fun Fact, Indiana has one of the lowest debts out of all the states thanks to Govenor Daniels!) Not to mention, I’m a huge government and politics buff and being able to be in such a historic and rich home was an incredible experience I won’t ever forget.
Also, being inside of Gov. Pence’s home office for just a few short moments had me in awe! All of the books, memorabila, incredible artwork… it made me want to immedietely change career paths and go to law school (a distant, maybe-one-day, dream of mine). But even if that doesn’t happen, I’d still consider working at HR for the government. And, without a doubt, I will always be very involved in politics and government. One of my life goals is to never miss an election. So far I have voted in both the primary and main election of 2012. (Another fun fact, I was able to vote in the primary even though I was only 17!)
Whatever my future holds, I know that it will be inside of this country. I’m a firm believer in this country and what it stands for. And for now, just being able to have dinner with the governor in his home was an incredible experience!
But for now, I’m glad I’m able to call myself a Hoosier in my sweet home Indiana.