Four young Iowans learned about national politics this week in Washington,D.C. as delegates to Boys and Girls Nation. The four were chosen because oftheir involvement in Iowa’s American Legion Boys and Girls State activities.Megan (may-gun) Strader (stray’-der) of Guttenberg (gut’-en-berg) saysdelegates learn about government in a variety of ways. Strader says the highlight was meeting president Clinton at the White HouseWednesday.Greta Goerss (gores) of Spirit Lake says it’s a great opportunity to workwith her peers.Goerss also was impressed by the meeting with the president.Tom Laehn (lane) of Allison says the trip has given him inspiration for thefuture.Laehn (lane) says he would one day like to run for the U-S Senate. PresidentClinton made a similar visit to the White House as a teen Boy’s StateGovernor from Arkansas. Clinton has said his meeting with then-president JohnKennedy helped inspire his political career. The Iowa delegates return hometoday.
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