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Holcomb to sign firefly bill at Cumberland Elementary Friday

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is set to put pen to paper and sign the Say's firefly bill into law Friday. It will be a historic day for students at Cumberland Elementary School.

Posted: Mar 23, 2018 4:45 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is set to put pen to paper and sign the Say's Firefly bill into law Friday. It will be a historic day for students at Cumberland Elementary School.

Back in 2015, a second grade class at Cumberland made it their mission to make the firefly the state insect after learning Indiana did not have one.

Those students are now fifth graders, and they've been busy fighting for the firefly since. They've done everything from speak at the statehouse to getting state lawmakers on their side.

The governor is scheduled to sign the bill at Cumberland this afternoon. News 18 plan to be there, and we hope to talk to the class about how their idea three years ago has become a state law.

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