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Delaware County 4-Hers Participate in Citizenship Trip to Washington, D.C.

More than fifty youth and adults representing the 4-H programs in Delaware, Clayton and Fayette counties participated in an 18-month citizenship program, which culminated in a seven-day trip to Gettysburg, PA and Washington, D.C. 

ISU Extension and Outreach of Delaware County says the program enriches young people’s lives by expanding their appreciation and respect for themselves and others in the world. They practice skills that will make them better citizens and more successful individuals.

During their week in Washington, D.C., the 4-H members and their chaperones visited national landmarks, including the U.S. Capitol, Holocaust Museum, Pentagon Memorial, Cattlemen’s National Headquarters, White House Visitor Center and Arlington National Cemetery – with one Delaware County 4-H member, Kael Loecke, presenting a decorative wreath at the tomb to represent Iowa 4-H. 

The 4-H members also spoke with U.S. Senators Charles Grassley and Joni Ernst and attended a live performance at the Kennedy Center. 

Delaware County 4-H participants included Hayden Tucker, Alison Schulte, Morgan Hoeger, Kael Loecke, Cooper Eschen, Madalynn Arnold, Ryleigh Moriarity, Jayden Hillers, Cael Cannon, Chase Cannon, and Kelsey Goebel.

Chaperones from Delaware County included K-12 Education Coordinator Kaityln Rausch, Ann Cannon, Beth Schulte, Mark Tucker, Charity Loecke, and Jamie Hillers.


photos courtesy of ISU Extension & Outreach Delaware County

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