Rep. Kristina Roegner Volunteering at High School
The state representative plans to volunteer at the Stow-Munroe Falls School District because "when something is important, you make the time."
State Rep. Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson) isn't sitting in a desk all day at work — she's out helping the districts she represents, including Stow.
"She called me earlier this year and said, 'Russ I really want to volunteer.' She said, 'I don't care what I do, I'll come talk to classes ... I'll wipe off tables, whatever you need I just want to be involved with the school,'" said Superintendent Russ. Jones. "That has not happened before, we sincerly appreciate her committment to the education our young people."
This is the second week where Roegner is stopping into government classes at Stow-Munroe Falls High School.
"I was there this last Monday and really enjoyed the engaging discussion with the students," she said. Although Monday's government class is a regular stop every week, Roegner said she'd go whenever the school needed her help.
"I enjoy working with young people, I was looking for some way to give back to the community and show my support for our public schools," she said.
Roegner said she hopes this will help the students further their education, but she also wants to encourage others to volunteer and make a difference in their communities.
"We are educating our next generation of leaders. People have asked me how I possibly have the time to do this with my busy schedule and three kids of my own ... When something is this important, you make the time," she said.
The time spent at the high school is also a learning experience for the representative as well.
"First of all I hope the time I spend is helpful to the school district and encouraging for the students. But, also it is for me to really learn first-hand from the ground level more about the Stow-Munroe Falls School District and I can think of no better way than being there in person on a regular basis."
Roegner represents her hometown of Hudson, Cuyahoga Falls, Munroe Falls, Silver Lake and Stow.
She admits she's impressed with a lot in Stow.
"I continue to be impressed with the quality of the students, from the second graders who (sang You're a Grand Old Flag) at the last school board meeting, to the seniors in government class, to the alumni recognized over Homecoming weekend (Dr. Scott Lacy and Mr. Harley Lappin). They are a testament to a strong community and school system in Stow," said Roegner.