Twenty-two civically-minded and academically-accomplished high school and college students from ten NUSEA programs around the country traveled the country for eight days to meet with civic leaders as a part of the second annual NUSEA Citizenship Tour.
For the second year in a row, Senators Al Franken and Kirsten Gillibrand spoke with the students during their visit to Washington D.C. Gillibrand, who played college squash at Dartmouth, even jumped on court with some of the students. North Dakota’s Senator Heidi Heitkamp also spoke with students in Washington about the U.S. agricultural and food industries.
Some other new faces on the 2015 tour include Baltimore’s Congressman Cummings who spoke with students about meeting potential at Meadow Mill Athletic Club, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan who discussed the state of Education, and American legal scholar Cass Sunstein amongst others.
The students return home today, July 23. Visit the Citizenship Tour blog for student perspectives, pictures, and other highlights from the tour.