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State Senator McDaniel Spends Time with DuBard School Students

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State Sen. Chris McDaniel, center, listens as DuBard School student Xavier McInnis answers a question from school Director Maureen Martin during McDaniel's visit on Thursday, June 16. (Office of University Communications photo by Van Arnold)

Mississippi Sen. Chris McDaniel came away impressed following his initial visit to the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi.

McDaniel, a republican representing the 42nd District, spent Thursday morning, June 16, interacting with the DuBard students and learning more about the facility’s mission.

“This is my first time to visit and it’s been a wonderful eye-opening experience for me,” said McDaniel, a Laurel, Miss., native. “I think it’s important to remember that many of these kids will go on to be our leaders tomorrow. And that’s why the state should provide assistance to programs such as this wherever possible.”

McDaniel is a graduate of William Carey University and the University of Mississippi School of Law. He was elected to the state senate in 2008.

The DuBard School is a clinical division of the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Southern Miss and serves children with severe language-speech and hearing disorders. The school has served hundreds of children since 1962. Approximately 40 percent of the $18,000 annual cost per enrolled student must be raised through donations. For more information visit www.usm.edu/dubard/