Stratford Legislators Welcomes Chapel Street Elementary School Students to State Capitol

June 1, 2012

State Senator Kevin Kelly, left, meets with students from Chapel Street Elementary School in the Senate Chamber on Wednesday, May 24th.

Hartford – State Senator Kevin C. Kelly (R-21) and State Representatives Laura Hoydick (R-120) and Larry Miller (R-122) welcomed fourth grade students from the Chapel Street Elementary of Stratford to the State Capitol on Wednesday, May 24th.

“I always appreciate meeting with students from our community in the Senate Chamber,” said Senator Kevin Kelly. “I was impressed by their knowledge in democracy and public service, and it is my hope that they will bring this interest back to Chapel Street School.”

Senator Kelly joined the students during a tour of the Capitol and Legislative Office Building.

“One of the truly enjoyable parts of being a state representative is having the opportunity to meet constituents,” said Representative Laura Hoydick. “It is a constant and reinforcing reminder as to why I want to serve in public office. But it is especially enjoyable to meet students on their visits to the Capitol, welcoming them to the seat of government with the hope that they will take away something meaningful from the experience.”

Representative Larry Miller also encourages students and constituents to visit the Capitol and learn more about state government.

Chapel Street Elementary School is a public grammar school (Kindergarten through Grade 6) in Stratford. For more information, please visit their website at