This morning, students from Waipahu Elementary School came for a tour of the Capitol. Rep. Henry Aquino (Pearl City, Waipahu), a Waipahu Elementary School alumnus, gave them a tour of the House chamber and answered questions about the legislature and his role as a representative.
The students' questions ranged from wondering where Rep. Aquino sits during session to how much legislators are paid. "Uncle Henry" cheerfully answered every question the children had for him. He stressed the importance of education, encouraging the students to pursue higher education to open up doors for them in the future.
Rep. Aquino still remembers visiting the Capitol back when he was a student at Waipahu Elementary. Perhaps, someday, one of these youngsters will be giving a tour themselves.