Sen. Hwang Welcomes Sacred Heart U. Students to Capitol

February 23, 2017

Sen. Tony Hwang on Feb. 22 welcomed Sacred Heart University Athletic Training students to the State Capitol. The students came to Hartford to lobby for their vocational scope of practice, and they were given a tour of the historic Senate Chamber by Sen. Hwang. The students were able to sit in the Charter Oak Chair, also called “The Wishing Chair.” The chair was carved in 1857 from the fallen Charter Oak tree, which in 1687 hid the self-governing charter given to the Connecticut colony by King Charles II in 1662. The Charter was hidden to prevent British officials from returning it to King James II. Those who take tours of the State Capitol are allowed to briefly sit in “The Wishing Chair” and make a wish. Sen. Hwang encourages area residents to contact him whenever they plan on visiting the Capitol. Sen. Hwang represents Easton, Fairfield, Newtown, Weston and Westport . He can be reached at 800-842-1421 and at [email protected] . On the web: Attached photo, left to right: Meagan Hanley, Bridget Kampf, Sen. Hwang, Jordan Velez, Sarah Jaquith.