Forty-five Dawson County 4-H’ers will head east on a 15-day tour May 25.
The 4-H Heritage tour participants will visit national, scenic and historical sites; and see the nation’s government in action in Washington, D.C.
The first week’s stops include museums in Iowa, Illinois and Michigan, and a visit to Niagra Falls.
In Massachusetts, they will walk the Freedom Trail and visit Revolutionary War sites and landmarks. Once in New York City, they will visit Ground Zero, the 9/11 Memorial and other must-see sites in the Big Apple.
During week two, the 4-H’ers will visit Philadephia before moving on to Washington D.C. There, they will visit national war memorials, monuments and museums. On Capitol Hill, they will participate in the Nebraska Breakfast and tour the Capitol, Supreme Court and the Library of Congress.
In Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the group will tour farms, then they will tour the battlefield at Gettysburg. On the way home, they will visit historical sites and museums in Virginia and Kentucky.
Sponsors on the trip are Andrea Nisley and Bruce Treffer, UNL Extension educators in Dawson County, Christy Treffer of Cozad, and Bruce and Julie Rickertsen of Lexington.
The 4-H’ers on the trip include: Chesney Bartlett, Eli Boryca, Sadie Fales, Drew Franzen, Jordyn Franzen, Hannah Guthard, Sydney Howerter, Gracie Schneider, Trevor Schneider, Morgan Schroeder, Regan Schroeder, Ashtyn Snider, Greg Treffer and Sarah Treffer, all of Cozad; Karson Berke of Eustis; Sam Aden, Neligh Andersen, Ryan Brown, Addisyn Gibbens, Jamie Graff, Madeline Jorgenson, Heath Keiser, Helene Keiser, Andrew Kreuscher, John Lauer, Devyn Ostendorf, Emma Peterson, Savannah Peterson and Hayden Russman, all of Gothenburg; Mia Rowe of Johnson Lake; Taya Berry, Levi Kopf, Malinda Lo, Abbie Owens, Saidi Ringenberg, Sydni Ringenberg, Gracey Smith, Kalli Sutton and Jacie Wolfinger, all of Lexington; Faith Whitesel of Miller; Gage Schledewitz of Oconto; Spencer Walahoski of Overton; Bart Beattie, Mattison Beattie and Carson Rohde, all of Sumner.