Six Town of Webb UFSD students were among the twenty-three high school students representing seven Herkimer County high schools participating in the 4-H Government Intern Program at the Herkimer County Legislative Chambers this fall.
Chloe Brosemer, Vicky Franco, Rebecca Sessions, Westley Lamphear, Jessica Norrs, and Casey Hamlin joined students from Central Valley, Herkimer, Dolgeville, Mount Markham, Frankfort Schuyler, and West Canada Valley High Schools for four sessions of programs that provided them with insight on the legislative process.
Throughout the sessions students reviewed issues, toured county facilities, interviewed county legislators and attended a county legislature meeting.
They also heard from guest speakers, got involved in the legislative process, researched topics, and gave presentations.
The intern program is designed to decrease public apathy regarding government by involving youth of Herki-mer County through learning by experience.
Legislators looked forward to hearing the students’ fresh points of view.
The students expressed their gratitude to the guest speakers and Chairman V. Jim Bono for their visits and help in researching topics that made for an engaging experience.
At the final session Legislator Fred Shaw presented students with their certificates for the program and congratulated them on their well-researched topics.
The program, offered in the fall and spring, is made possible by the Herkimer County Legislature and administered by Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H youth development program of Herkimer County.
More information about 4-H programming is available by contacting Cornell Cooper-ative Extension Herkimer County at (315) 866-7920 or firstname.lastname@example.org.