The first lady of Louisiana, Supriya Jindal, visited Michelle Lenahan’s first grade class at Anacoco Elementary School on Friday. Jindal said Anacoco Elementary was chosen for the visit because of the schools performance scores. “It’s one of the top elementary schools in the parish,” she said. “Today I was delighted to come out and talk about a passion of mine, math and science.” Jindal discussed the need for math and science skills in a variety of careers and encouraged the children to keep their reading and math skills sharp over the summer. She also challenged them to see which two-person team could build the tallest tower with spaghetti noodles and marshmallows. The teams were rewarded with choosing free books provided by Scholastic. The winning team, with a tower measuring 27 inches tall, had first choice. Jindal mingled among the students as they built their towers, offering advice and an extra set of hands.


The first lady of Louisiana, Supriya Jindal, visited Michelle Lenahan’s first grade class at Anacoco Elementary School on Friday. Jindal said Anacoco Elementary was chosen for the visit because of the schools performance scores. “It’s one of the top elementary schools in the parish,” she said. “Today I was delighted to come out and talk about a passion of mine, math and science.” Jindal discussed the need for math and science skills in a variety of careers and encouraged the children to keep their reading and math skills sharp over the summer. She also challenged them to see which two-person team could build the tallest tower with spaghetti noodles and marshmallows. The teams were rewarded with choosing free books provided by Scholastic. The winning team, with a tower measuring 27 inches tall, had first choice. Jindal mingled among the students as they built their towers, offering advice and an extra set of hands.

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