Four Sheridan High School students are interning this Legislative Session in Cheyenne. The first two are there now; Karsyn Lamb and McKenzie Butcher hit the capitol running January 26th.
While they are available to assist any of the Sheridan / Johnson County Delegation, Karsyn is working predominantly with Representative Rosie Berger and McKenzie is helping Senator Bruce Burns.
McKenzie says that it's been interesting doing the research on bills, and she's found some of the information to be quite “obscure.” Senator Burns is working mostly with Game & Fish and Judicial bills. She discusses one of the bills for the latter.
Karsyn describes a typical day for the interns, and outlines their research process.
Along with the busy daytime schedule, the girls have been able to attend many evening receptions and dinners as well.
So, do either have any plans to go into politics? McKenzie says.
Karsyn and McKenzie will be with Representative Berger and Senator Burns until February 7th, and then Ryan Kirven and Dillon Dalton will head to Cheyenne to spend their two-week internship with the Sheridan / Johnson County Delegation.
Karsyn is the daughter of Brenda Lamb and Scott Lamb; McKenzie is the daughter of Mike and Melissa Butcher and Kim Dunlap and Marc Ketchum.