Tuesday, May 24, 2011 | 3:49 p.m.
About 50 students from Henderson and Summerlin had a chance to meet Sen. Harry Reid on Monday during their visit to Washington, D.C.
Elementary school students from J. Marlan Walker International School in Henderson and middle school students from the Adelson Education Campus in Summerlin met and took pictures with the Senate Majority Leader.
“I was pleased to welcome these impressive young Nevadans during their trip to our nation’s capital,” Reid said in a statement. “I’ve always believed that education must go beyond the classroom and visiting Washington is a terrific way to learn about the history of our country and our unique system of government.”
The J. Marlan Walker International School is a public elementary school in the Clark County School District serving about 900 students from pre-kindergarten to 5th grade. The students were visiting Washington as part of the gifted and talented program, G.A.T.E.
The Adelson Education Campus was founded in 1980 with the support of Sheldon Adelson, the chairman and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corp., and his wife Dr. Miriam Adelson. The school is the only Jewish educational center offering classes for students starting at 18 months of age through 12th grade in Nevada, according to a press release.