On Monday, Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib met with a group of fourth grade students from Seattle’s Cascadia Elementary who were visiting the State Capitol in Olympia.
He took questions from the group in the State Reception Room, on topics ranging from educational attainment to the duties of his office.
“My high school education and strong state services allowed me to go to college and law school, and become lieutenant governor,” he said.
Beyond school, Habib credited his family and friends with helping him believe in himself. He encouraged students to lean on support networks of their own when seeking to make their mark on the world.
“I know you’ve probably already been through difficult circumstances,” said Habib. “The most important thing is to find family and friends who make you feel good about yourself, and [make you feel] that it’s possible to achieve your dreams.”