Fortuna Middle School students see local government in action

EUREKA, CA. – At the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, some young minds were in attendance.

Students from Toddy Thomas Elementary School in Fortuna visited the board meeting Tuesday morning and got a chance to see local government in action.

They got to hear public comments regarding homelessness issues and ask board members questions about their jobs.


Before they left, they gave each supervisor a gift to say thanks.

Students told us they thought it was cool to see their studies come to life.

“You can’t really hear all the complaints and everything in a book. You just read the main parts and the quotes,” said Toddy Thomas Elementary School student, Lillian Sweaney.

“I think there’s a difference between seeing things in a history book or hearing them in a classroom than seeing it actually in a big room,” added student Guadalupe Pineda.