Buena Vista County 4-H members who traveled to Washington D.C. during June included: Kelsey Brake, Rembrandt, Chyann Smith, Storm Lake, Megan Christiansen, Newell and Brynna Baumhover, Storm Lake. The National 4-H Center staff plays a key role in the implementation of the Citizenship Washington Focus program by leading workshops, assemblies and guiding youth through the process of drafting a bill and promoting its passage into legislation in a mock house and senate debate. 4-H members from the north central area of Iowa plus Nebraska were also in attendance during the same week.
While on Capitol Hill the delegation met with Senators on the steps of the Capitol. The group traveled through the nation's capitol touring sites in addition to the Capitol including: Pentagon, Mount Vernon, memorials including the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, World War II, Iwo Jami, Korean Conflict, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Vietnam Veterans, Washington Monument, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, Arlington National Cemetery, Holocaust Museum, National Cathedral, National Archives, and the Smithsonian Museums.