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Mayor Visits 4th Grade Class

A group of 4th graders in Tyler had a special visitor Friday.  Tyler Mayor Joey Seeber stopped by the gifted and talented class at Gary Elementary.

The visit is part of a year-long study of "Powers of the Government".  Councilwoman Joyce Scurry teaches the class.  She said it was her own political campaign that convinced her to teach the topic.

"I noticed that we had such a low voter turnout and I wanted to educate today's youth and tell them how important it is to vote and how important it is to be a good steward in the community," said Scurry.

The class will finish the study at the end of the year, by building their own mock city.

Chris Gibson, reporting

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