On Sept. 12, State Sen. Dale Righter spoke at the Effingham Regional Career Academy Kick-off to Education Breakfast. Afterward, several students from St. Anthony H.S. approached Sen. Righter and asked him to speak that morning at their government class. Righter said he loved their enthusiasm and took them up on their offer. He called his experience at St. Anthony's "awesome," with the kids "asking several great questions."