Capitol Hill Day
Sponsored by their electric cooperatives, North Carolina students on the Youth Tour to Washington visit Capitol Hill
Each year one of the focal points of the Youth Tour to Washington, sponsored by the nation's electric cooperatives, is a day spent on Capitol Hill. Students representing cooperatives meet and ask questions of their Congressional representatives. They also tour the Capitol Building and witness their government in action. It was a busy day last June with a full agenda.
7:30 am — Arrived at the Capitol.
8:00 am — Discussed with members of Congress issues important to Youth Tourists. Ten of North Carolina's 13 congressional representatives visited the students in the Cannon House Office Building.
Noon — Journeyed through the secure underground tunnels to the Capitol.
12:30 pm — Spoke with Sen. Richard Burr and Shaniqua McClendon, Sen. Kay Hagan's education legislative assistant.
2:30 pm — Toured the Capitol.
3:30 pm — Observed Congress in action in the House and Senate galleries.
4:30 pm — Photographed on the Capitol steps, then boarded the bus back to the hotel.