A group of third graders in Newport hope to convince lawmakers to name an official state insect. The students at St. Michael’s Country Day School in Newport want to make the American Burying Beetle the Ocean State’s official bug.
Their teacher Linda Spinney says the students will make their case at the Statehouse Thursday before lawmakers.
“We’re taking the school bus up there today. It will be a late night for them but I think their parents want them to really see the process and where it takes you when your voices are heard.”