By Jessica Borders
Times West Virginian
Students at North Marion High School were in awe when U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., paid them a visit Wednesday.
The senator stopped by the school around 7:45 a.m. to meet with two Advanced Placement government classes, which joined together in teacher Elizabeth Lopez’s classroom for the occasion.
In addition to those 35 AP government students, who are primarily seniors, a group of journalism and yearbook students was also present for the discussion.
Lopez said the idea originated through one of the senator’s aides, who had been a North Marion student and asked if the school would be interested in doing a Skype video chat with Manchin. The session was set up for Wednesday, but those plans changed when the senator had a death in the family.