Along with other South Dakota political leaders, Representative Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin (D) spoke to the high school students at the Boys' and Girls' State mock legislatures last month.
Our son was a participant and was elected to office by his peers. Last week, he received an encouraging and gracious personal note from Rep. Herseth-Sandlin.
Sponsored by the American Legion and with contributions from other organizations, Girls'/Boys' State gives young people a week-long practicum in participative political process. The program helps build informed and engaged citizens and future leaders.
A big "Thank You!" to Rep. Herseth-Sandlin for her extra effort to encourage our rising generation to take on the responsibilities of freedom.