“We talked about the George Washington painting on the wall and why it is so important for our country’s history,” Blake said. “He was a really nice guy.”
The vice president seemed interested in the conversation, Blake said. Turner said Pence gave the youth a special moment he will never forget.
“He got down, leaned over and shook his hand,” Turner said. “He spent a lot of time with Blake. This is something Blake will be able to tell his grandchildren about.”
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The two are on the trip as part of the annual Greenon eighth grade trip. Turner said eighth grade Greenon students have gone to Washington for the last several years — but no one has had an experience quite like Blake’s.
“We are very proud of Blake and how he represented himself and our school to the vice president,” Turner said.
The group has also visited some of the many monuments, a Smithsonian museum and the Washington Zoo.