Iowa high schoolers interested in hopping onto a 4-H bus to tour Washington D.C. this summer need to sign up now. An organizer of the Citizenship Washington Focus, or C-W-F Program, says seats are already filling up for the ten-day, whirlwind trip. Marsha Roland is state coordinator for the C-W-F, which is open to students in grades ten through 12. Roland says there’s emphasis on learning about citizenship, seeing the many sights of Washington and meeting some of Iowa’s leaders in the nation’s capitol. After they return home, the 150 students are all encouraged to complete a local community service project. Roland says the trip is open to non-4-H members too and it’s a great experience. For details, contact your nearest I-S-U county extension office. This year’s trip is open to students in eastern, northern and central Iowa. Participation rotates each year. The trips cost about 800-dollars, much of which can be offset by various county scholarships and fundraisers.
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