Rep. Riley visits Johns Creek's Medlock Bridge ES

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JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – State Rep. Lynne Riley visited Medlock Bridge Elementary School Sept. 17 to address the school’s second- and third-grade TAG (Talented and Gifted) students.

TAG teachers Kristen Bates and Jennifer Serafin invited Riley to support the program’s curriculum unit on Georgia, specifically to help answer the unit’s essential question, “What makes Georgia worth keeping?”

Riley discussed the unique cultural history and federally protected national resources that make Georgia so special. The students received special gifts of Georgia Parks and Recreation guides, Ranger Rick outdoor activity program books and some recycled products from the Gwinnett Environmental Campus.

Riley shared ideas about how laws are made and challenged the kids to contribute their ideas to solve issues facing Georgia and its environment in the future.

Medlock Bridge Elementary TAG students will be challenged to expand their world view with other special future guest speakers this month. These include U.S Coast Guard search and rescue pilot Wesley Hester and former Navy pilot and 13-year Delta pilot Tom O’Neil.

Bates and Serafin are part of an incredible team of educators that make Medlock Bridge Elementary so unique.