On Friday, April 8, a select group of Art students (Drew Sines, Aubrey Lilly, Lily Virjee, Skylar Stewart, Regan Rubel and Faith Rife) met with Senator Hackett and a group from Ohio Citizens for the Arts to discuss their upcoming visit to the House of Representatives for Arts Advocacy Day on May 18. The senator conducted a question and answer session on how to properly speak on the floor and how to address members when calling on them in their offices. After the senator left, the students continued their session working with a theater/voice coach and practiced public speaking and proper introduction strategies. They also reviewed their agenda for their day at the State House. Students shared personal experiences and why they feel it is important to advocate for the Arts. They will put their practice into action on May 18, along with 7 other Ohio high schools.