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Congressman Tim Burchett paid a lunchtime visit to Knoxville Catholic on Sept. 16, meeting with senior Eleni Christopoulos and her classmates Blaine Dolin, Ellen Vo, Ben Pinzon and Natalie Dale. Rep. Burchett met Eleni this summer during her internship in Washington D.C. Today was a follow-up meeting to discuss important issues for students such as teen suicide, the media, gun control and the future of healthcare.

The Congressman also shared stories of his upbringing and meeting President Donald Trump, even impersonating him! Before taking a customary selfie with the students, the Congressman challenged students to be leaders and proponents of democracy, saying “God gave you a wonderful mind. You know what to believe and what to do.”