Photos Photos: Indiana Statehood Day

Photos: Indiana Statehood Day

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Today marked Indiana’s 193rd “birthday” and Statehood Day at the Statehouse! Below are a few photos from today’s festivities:

Students at Indiana Statehood Day 2009

Over 400 Hoosier 4th grade students gathered at the Statehouse today for Indiana’s Statehood Day.

Senator Lanane signs autograph
Students asked legislators for their autographs prior to the ceremony.
Senator Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) signs an autographs for students from Killbuck Elementary in Anderson.

Senator Lanane and Megan Moran
Senator Lanane presents Megan Moran, a 4th-grader from Killbuck Elementary, with a certificate recognizing her 1st place winning essay “What Indiana Means to Me.”  Over 2500 students statewide wrote essays for the competition.

Senator Lanane with Megan Moran and her parents
Senator Lanane joins essay winner Megan Moran and her parents prior to the Statehood Day ceremony at the Statehouse.

Megan Moran reads essay at Statehouse

Megan Moran reads her essay, “What Indiana Means to Me,” during the ceremony at the Statehouse today in front of hundreds of visiting students, including her classmates from Killbuck Elementary School.