By Victoria Cline
Elm Staff Writer

Though classes were out and campus was quiet, students kept busy exploring new places, going on Washington College trips, and completing internships over the winter break. 

The time off was well-deserved for all of us, and after six plane trips myself between three different states while traveling for the holidays, the break was  adventure-filled.

 I got the chance to travel to the great state of Texas, where I bought new cowgirl boots, went two-stepping at a roadhouse, toured downtown Austin, and went hiking in the hill country. I was there to visit my boyfriend, who is in the United States Navy, so being together for the holidays with his family was a wonderful blessing.

Closer to home, sophomore Savannah Masterson interned for Delegate Johnny Mautz of District 37B from Jan. 8 to Jan. 19 at the start of the Maryland General Assembly legislative session. 

Screen Shot 2018-01-31 at 7.20.40 PMDuring the two weeks she was working in the office, she was able to help draft a testimony for the House Bill 7 that had a hearing with the Ways and Means committee. Masterson was also able to conduct research and write summaries for each bill Delegate Mautz sponsored. Most exciting is that she had the privilege of meeting Governor Larry Hogan during a citation ceremony honoring Century Farm owners. 

She will be returning during spring break for Cross Over week where house bills will go to senate and senate bills will go to the house. Masterson says she is “incredibly fortunate” to have had this opportunity and cannot wait to return in the spring.

I’m so proud of all the exciting opportunities our WC students had over the break, and I can’t wait to see where the semester takes us all.

The Elm

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