OREGON COUNTY -- Couch High School junior Ashley Hensley participated in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Legislative Job Shadowing Project this past month at the state capitol in Jefferson City.
After attending a conference on community advocacy on Monday of the trip, Hensley spent the most of the next day job shadowing state Rep. Don Koller. By participating in this project, Hensley said she has developed a better understanding of the political process and its impact on Missouri.
"Spending the day job shadowing Don Koller was an exciting and interesting experience. I learned many interesting things about how our state government works. I encourage other high school student to apply for this project," she said.
Hensley was one of 50 FCCLA members from across Missouri chosen to participate in this project. She is the daughter of Russell and Kathryn Hensley of Myrtle. She was accompanied on the trip by her FCCLA chapter advisor, Teresa Holder, who is the family and consumer science teacher at Couch High School.