Senator Bernie Sanders answered questions and discussed his work in the United States Senate with about 20 Close Up Students from South Burlington and Hazen Union (Hardwick) high schools in Vermont. The Close Up Foundation is a D.C.-based civics program that brings students to Washington, D.C. for one week to experience their government, participate in peer-to-peer learning, and to develop the skills needed to begin a lifetime of active citizenship.
Senator Bernie Sanders met with Prudential Community Spirit Award recipients Zoe Issacs of Sharon, Vermont, and Claire Trombley of Bristol, Vermont. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honor young people in middle level and high school grades for outstanding volunteer service to their communities.
Diane Bahrenburg, Vermont Teacher of the Year, with Senator Bernie Sanders. Diane teaches English at Colchester High School.
Also shown, are Diane's husband, Dave Bahrenburg (left), who teaches math at Colchester high School, and Huck Gutman (right).
A group of approximately 45 students from Lake Champlain Waldorf School in Shelburne, Vermont met with the Vermont congressional delegation on the steps of the United States Capitol to discuss current affairs in Washington and to gain a better understanding of Congress.
Senator Bernie Sanders met with Vermont members of the American Heart Association to discuss developments in the fight against heart disease, including current research and studies, ongoing prevention programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and heart healthy activities.