Hoeven Presents American Flag Flown Over U.S. Capitol to St. Joseph's School

Senator Outlines Efforts to Support Educators & Students, Expand Access to STEM Education

WILLISTON, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today presented an American flag flown over the U.S. Capitol to the students, teachers, administration and families of St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Williston and participated in a flag raising ceremony. The senator addressed the school community, discussing the importance of honoring the nation’s flag and outlining his efforts to support the state’s educators and students.

“The U.S. flag is more than the colors and cloth. It represents who we are as a nation, from the students, families and faculty of this school, regardless of background, to those who have fought to protect our great country,” said Hoeven. “I’m working every day in the U.S. Senate to ensure the future success of our country. That means supporting our teachers and their students, who one day will lead our communities, government and businesses. Our efforts are focused on ensuring students have the skills and knowledge they will need, including in STEM fields, to maintain our state and nation’s role as a leader in innovation, helping secure our continued growth and prosperity.” 

Among other priorities, Hoeven is working to ensure students can compete in the industries of the future. His efforts include empowering schools to expand access to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and supporting STEM education initiatives for young children.