Foxcroft Students Selected to Ask Questions at ASP Wrap-Up Session

By Marley F. ’24

On March 15, we had a chance to meet and talk to Chris Evans and Mark Kassen. A Starting Point (ASP), a program they started to help people stay/get engaged with current political issues and how our states plan to deal with them. We also got to speak with two Representatives from Texas.

Four girls from Foxcroft were chosen by ASP to ask their questions. Sarah F. ’24 and Madison B. ’24 got to ask Chris Evans and Mark Kassen about ASP. Madison asked, “Do you feel in your mind ASP has changed anything in any way, and how big of an impact do you believe it’s made?” and Sarah asked, “What obstacles did you face in trying to start up the program ASP to bridge the gap between the Democrats and the Republicans, and what other organizations did you find like yours that inspired you?”
After that, Texas Representatives Micheal McCaul and Henry Cuellar answered questions about some struggles they have with their job. Eva Bret C. ’24 asked, “What were some of the struggles you faced during Corona,” and I asked, “How do you manage your time with all the decisions you have to make and not get overwhelmed and keep your train of thought going?” Those freshmen who didn’t ask questions got to watch and support their classmates.   

Talking to two Representatives by myself was kind of nerve-racking. Especially because you know you have people watching and listening to what you’re going to say. I was kind of nervous but by the time I had to speak, I wasn’t nervous at all. 
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