Governor Pence welcomes hundreds of students to Statehouse for Statehood Day

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — More than 400 fourth graders joined Governor Mike Pence and First Lady Karen Pence at the Statehouse for Statehood Day Friday.

While there, the Governor read a proclamation and named Jillian Stemler the winner of the annual Statehood Day essay contest.

“I’m proud today to join our next generation of Hoosiers to celebrate our beloved Indiana on this historic and unique Statehood Day,” said Vice President-elect Governor Mike Pence. “As we celebrate 200 years of Indiana history and all those who have contributed to our proud Hoosier heritage, we look toward our third century and those who will lead it with confidence that our best days are yet to come.”

The fourth graders told Vice President-elect Pence what they would try to do if they were governor. They also took quizzes on state history.