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See larger Tas Dussias raises his hand to answer a question. State Senator Garrett Richter paid a visit to Jennifer Sickels' second grade class at Tommie Barfield Elementary School on Friday, teaching a civics lesson through Junior Achievement. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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Tas Dussias raises his hand to answer a question. State Senator Garrett Richter paid a visit to Jennifer Sickels' second grade class at Tommie Barfield Elementary School on Friday, teaching a civics lesson through Junior Achievement. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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  • State Senator Garrett Richter exchanges high fives with the students. Richter paid a visit to Jennifer Sickels' second grade class at Tommie Barfield Elementary School on Friday, teaching a civics lesson through Junior Achievement. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Richter uses play money to explain taxes. State Senator Garrett Richter paid a visit to Jennifer Sickels' second grade class at Tommie Barfield Elementary School on Friday, teaching a civics lesson through Junior Achievement. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • A student counts her play money. State Senator Garrett Richter paid a visit to Jennifer Sickels' second grade class at Tommie Barfield Elementary School on Friday, teaching a civics lesson through Junior Achievement. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Tas Dussias raises his hand to answer a question. State Senator Garrett Richter paid a visit to Jennifer Sickels' second grade class at Tommie Barfield Elementary School on Friday, teaching a civics lesson through Junior Achievement. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • State Senator Garrett Richter paid a visit to Jennifer Sickels' second grade class at Tommie Barfield Elementary School on Friday, teaching a civics lesson through Junior Achievement. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • A student named Selene enjoys the lesson. State Senator Garrett Richter paid a visit to Jennifer Sickels' second grade class at Tommie Barfield Elementary School on Friday, teaching a civics lesson through Junior Achievement. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • State Senator Garrett Richter illustrates his talk. He paid a visit to Jennifer Sickels' second grade class at Tommie Barfield Elementary School on Friday, teaching a civics lesson through Junior Achievement. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • State Senator Garrett Richter paid a visit to Jennifer Sickels' second grade class at Tommie Barfield Elementary School on Friday, teaching a civics lesson through Junior Achievement. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Bonnie Geddis-Zaikov talks with legislative aide Michael Nachef. State Senator Garrett Richter paid a visit to Jennifer Sickels' second grade class at Tommie Barfield Elementary School on Friday, teaching a civics lesson through Junior Achievement. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

Garrett Richter aced his student teaching test on Friday. The Florida state senator spoke to Jennifer Sickels’ second grade class at Tommie Barfield Elementary on Friday, and his enthusiastic delivery and willingness to engage the kids on their own level trumped the material he had to cover, and even the fact that immediately after his talk, the children were free for a week of spring break.

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