Students at Frederick High School in Frederick County were joined by one of Maryland’s senators for discussions that ranged from college readiness to the state of global democracy.
Senator Ben Cardin visited the school on Friday and popped into a couple of classes, including the school’s LYNX program where students showed how they are keeping organized ahead of college applications.
And an AP U.S. history class, taught by Michael Cleary, turned into a discussion on the divisive political climate.
Senior student Lepolean Morrisette asked Cardin what has fueled division around the world.
“Nationalism is one of the causes for the decline in global democracy, but he also touched on other issues. The main one is people needing somebody to blame,” 12th grade Frederick High School student, Lepolean Morrisette said.
Morrisette says he left class having gained more perspective on national and global issues.