Merced 4th Graders Help Advance Legislation Creating Official State Nut

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Adam Gray (D-Merced) was joined by the 4th Grade GATE class of Margaret Sheehy Elementary School in Merced to present Assembly Bill 1067, to designate the almond as the state’s official state nut, to the Assembly Government Organization Committee. “These exceptional students began the school year studying all things California,” said Gray. “After learning about the numerous other state symbols that exist, they were surprised to find out that California lacks an official state nut. They wrote to me requesting introduction of this bill and came to Sacramento today to advocate for the passage of this legislation.” The students and Assemblymember Gray were also joined at the hearing by representatives from the Modesto Nuts baseball team including team mascots Al the almond, Wally the walnut, and Shelly the pistachio. Check out the fun in this Assembly Access video.