Gov. Ducey visits students at Mountain Pointe High School

Posted at 10:25 AM, Mar 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-29 13:25:39-04

Governor Doug Ducey stopped by Mountain Pointe High School in Ahwatukee on Monday morning because a group of students convinced him to be their guest speaker in the US Arizona Government class.

The governor received a rock star welcome, as the students lined up and cheered and the student orchestra played their music.

Three seniors Raquel Labesa, Mea Miller and Alexis Bivens worked together to reach out to Ducey's staff and let them know they are learning about government and the job lawmakers do each day.

Their persistence paid off.

The governor told the class the challenges and joys of his job and why he left the private sector to work for the state.

"He does a lot and he's busy," said Raquel Labesa.

"We get to learn about his job and hear form him personally," said Alexis Bivens.

The girls were proud of their accomplishment, since they had the challenging task of getting Ducey inside their classroom.

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"We are the first group out of all the years to get the governor to come and I was really proud," said Mea Miller.

"They were persuasive," said Ducey. "This is one of the great things about being the governor, is you get to go out and see what's working. And this is an example of what's working in the state of Arizona."

The governor continued with a tour around the school. He met with the students in the culinary and STEM programs.

Ducey's staff said it was one of the largest public schools the School Choice supporting governor has ever visited.