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Sen. John Barrasso visits Rawhide Elementary to celebrate principal Bahige

It was only fitting that the welcome party for U.S. Sen. John Barrasso’s visit to Rawhide Elementary School were other elected officials. They were the student council members for the school elected by fourth, fifth and sixth graders to represent the students’ interests.

And the most pressing student interest on Wednesday was making a good show for the state’s senior United States senator.

Barrasso visits Rawhide Elementary

U.S. Sen. John Barrasso visited Rawhide Elementary School on Wednesday to recognize Bertine Bahige’s recent award as the best principal in the state of Wyoming for 2021.

Barrasso visits Rawhide Elementary

Rawhide fourth graders Hannah Paul, 9, front, and Elijah Black, 10, want to ask U.S. Sen. John Barrasso questions during a visit to the school this week.

Barrasso visits Rawhide Elementary

Sen. John Barrasso wades out into the crowd of Rawhide students, answering any and all questions they could throw at him.

Barrasso visits Rawhide Elementary

Baylie Dahlman, the 11-year-old student council president, watches and listens as Sen. Barrasso talks to a fellow Rawhide student.

Barrasso visits Rawhide Elementary

When asked about his proudest moment as a senator, John Barrasso said he had to go back to his time in the Wyoming Legislature and the passage of the Hathaway Scholarship.

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