WEBB, Ala. (WDHN) — After visiting with the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce, Governor Kay Ivey made her way to speak to the students at Webb Elementary School during their “All things Alabama” program.
One message that Governor Ivey told the students is that Alabama is where anything is possible.
“Your dreams matter,” Ivey said. “I want to remind each of you to work hard and dream big. In fact, one day, one of you could be sitting in the governor’s chair in the governor’s office of the State of Alabama.”
Governor Ivey told students that their dreams can become reality and that they are the future of Alabama, and one student talked about what it meant to him to have the governor come to speak with them.
“No other school in Houston County has gotten the governor to come to its school and were a bicentennial school,” Jeremiah Hall said. “We want to become one of the top 21 chosen in August, and this is very exciting for us leaders and our whole school. We’re very excited about that.”
It was no easy task for the students to get Governor Ivey to visit, though. Daniel Johnson said they have been trying since last school year to get her to visit.
“We actually wrote letters to her, and then we did it again earlier this year,” Johnson said. “We did the Bicentennial celebrations. We also got people to go to Montgomery to see Governor Ivey and then they pretty much told her and asked her if she could come to Webb Elementary.”
In closing, Governor Ivey told the students she was proud of what they accomplished and reminded them to work hard and dream big.