Aug 07 2013
Washington, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX-32) today announced that 174 students from 28 area high schools have recently completed successful participation in the 2013 Pete Sessions Leadership and Growth Program (PSLGP).
Congressman Sessions, who represents the Thirty-Second Congressional District, offers the Leadership and Growth Program in Washington, DC every summer during the months of June and July. Students at the high school level participate and are given the unique opportunity for a comprehensive experience of our nation’s capital.
“My summer program is about engaging North Texas students and preparing them to consider, challenge and thoughtfully articulate the issues currently facing our nation,” Sessions said. “PSLGP participants have an opportunity to see Washington firsthand by observing House Committee hearings, attending program forums with government officials and Washington leaders, and touring various historical sites, memorials, and monuments around the district.”
Some of the events from the program session included educational tours of the National Portrait Gallery, the Library of Congress, and the Newseum. Students engaged in a wide range of activities, from visiting the Arlington National Cemetery and the Holocaust Museum to researching and discussing policy issues. They were also able to interact with other leaders in Washington, including Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-5), Congressman Greg Walden (OR-2), Congresswoman Kristi Noem (SD-AL), and Colonel Dan Greenwood of the United States Marine Corps.
“I value the opportunity to welcome students from the 32nd District to our nation’s capital each year,” concluded Sessions. “I always enjoy learning the perspectives and aspirations of young citizens in my district and I was pleased to have these students participate in the program.”
Students who are interested in participating in the Pete Sessions Leadership and Growth Program may contact the Congressman’s Washington, DC office at 202.225.2231 or email his Program Manager Ryan Ethington and Ryan.Ethington@mail.house.gov.