It’s Capitol Hill Day! Everyone was dressed in their polo shirts; we are a good looking bunch headed to meet our Congressmen and Senators. We started our day by touring the United States Capitol. At the welcome center we watched a video about the capitol, then we toured the hall of statues and the rotunda. It truly is a magnificent building. The rest of the day was set aside for touring the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress and most importantly our individual appointments with our elected officials. During our appointments, we were able to ask questions about what their jobs are like as well as discuss with them issue that important to us and our loved ones back home. Not many people ever have the chance to meet their elected officials let alone visit with them in their offices…this was an opportunity of a life time. The day ended with the All States Farewell Dinner and Dance. All youth tour delegates from the United States gather again for one final party. There was dancing, movies, games and plenty visiting. It was a great event, but we were sad to say goodbye to our friends we had met from other states.
Here’s what today’s bloggers had to say:
Stephen is ALEC’s delegate:
His favorite part of the day was being able to have fun and fellowship with all my friends I met here. As well as getting to see our nation’s capital and watching everybody laugh at me.
His least favorite part of the day was all the walking.
Today’s activities taught Stephen that he may want to go into politics.
Stephen would like to say to his loved ones back home…I’ll be home Friday.
Also some advice for those attending future trips to the capital…don’t wear steel toe shoes!
Holton is DEMCO’s delegate:
His favorite part of the day was learning and exploring the Capitol and Library of Congress. Along with obtaining my Library Card from the Library of Congress. Also known as the “Spartan Card”!
His least favorite part of the day was the steep hills we had to walk up near the Capitol.
Today’s activities have given Holton a better understanding of our federal system of government.
Holton would like to say to his loved ones back home…Almost done; be home soon! Miss you all !!!
Anelcia is NRG’s delegate:
Her favorite part of the day was getting to meet my Congressman and getting to discuss all the issues we felt were very important.
Her least favorite part of the day was having to walk up all those steps and dealing with the sun beaming down on us.
Today’s activities taught Anelcia that my opinion counts and I believe that I have become a much more well rounded and statistically a better human being in today’s society.
Anelcia would like to say to her loved ones back home…It’s been a wonderful experience and I really can’t wait to see you all. I will remember the beginning of this experience and bring it back home for all of you to enjoy.
As long as Louisiana is still rolling the party is still going.
To view our pictures from today go to the link below. We have 2 photo galleries one is from our Leadership Conference in March and the other is this week’s Youth Tour. New photos will be posted each night.