C-SPAN School Bus Stops in Yakima
YAKIMA, Wa - C-SPAN will be spending the week in Yakima for the State Democratic and Republican conventions, but the network is also trying to get high school students in the area interested in the American political process.
Students at Eisenhower High School hit the campaign trail on board the C-SPAN School Bus. They did not actually go anywhere, but US History students got quizzed on politics and learned about how the network covers political events.
Stephanie Green is a marketing director at CSPAN. She could not put a number on how many students they have reached since the C-SPAN School Bus first started 11 years ago, but she guesses in the thousands. Over two hundred students at IKE had the chance to take a tour today and they all got a very special parting gift... a pocket Constitution.
The bus just came from Boise, Idaho. It's been visiting different political conventions throughout the Northwest, but green says it's been all over the country, including Alaska and Hawaii.
It's also interesting to note that the bus is not used exclusively for educational purposes. In fact, President Bush was interviewed on this very bus.
FYI... C-SPAN stands for Cable Satellite Political Affairs Network.