Pine Bluff students showcase the benefits of economic education

A Jack Robey Junior High School teacher and her students were invited to the State Capitol on Monday along with other students from across Arkansas as part of an Economics Arkansas program to showcase the importance of economic education.

Jack Robey economics and civics teacher Shelina Warren invited three of her former students who previously participated in her College Tour 2012 project to participate in this event: Cameron Withers, Jalan Williams and Timothy Reynolds — all of Pine Bluff High School.

While “lobbying” for economics education, these students met State Sen. Bobby Pierce and State Rep. Mike Holcomb, among other politicians. They explained to them how important economics education is to their future and the state of Arkansas. They were acknowledged in the House of Representatives chamber.