Washington, D.C. —U.S. Senator Susan Collins met with eighth grade students from Woolwich Central School during their recent visit to the nation’s capital.
“When I was your age, I had no idea that one day I would have the privilege of serving Maine in the United States Senate,” Senator Collins told the students. “It was a hard path to achieve this position, but I am living proof that someone can go from the halls of Caribou High School to the chamber of the United States Senate. I hope you all follow your dreams, whatever they may be. If you take positive risks and work hard enough, many wonderful opportunities will open up for you.”
Senator Collins also described her first visit to the capital as a high school student and the impact that meeting with former Senator Margaret Chase Smith had on her life.