Indiana has a new official state insect

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Legislation making the Say's Firefly Indiana's official state insect made its way to the Governor on Friday.

Governor Eric Holcomb signed the bill at Cumberland Elementary School in West Lafayette, making the Say's Firefly Indiana's state insect.

Apparently students throughout the Hoosier state have advocated for this legislation for quite some time, and Governor Holcomb was pleased to be a part of the process.

In a press release, Holcomb stated, “The perseverance shown by these Hoosier students is inspiring—to kids and adults alike. After years of advocating for this bill, we’re all aflutter to make it official today,” Holcomb went onto say, “For the students, this has been an immersive experience that’s taught them about our government, science, art, public speaking and more. I hope they take what they’ve learned in advancing this legislation and put it to work in their communities throughout their lives. Their futures are flashing and bright.”

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