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30th Annual Sophomore Pilgrimage - April 2016

High school sophomores from across the state of Nebraska, along with their local women's club sponsors, have a wonderful day at the Capitol meeting with government officials, sitting in on a legislative hearing session, having lunch at the Governor's Residence, and visiting the Supreme Court Chambers.

Sophomore Pilgrimage History

On the north entrance on the Nebraska State Capitol are the words "The Salvation of the State is  the Watchfulness of the Citizen".  The GFWC Nebraska Federation of Women's Clubs, a volunteer service organization, started Sophomore Pilgrimage in April, 1984.  The purpose of the program is to create interest and educate the students about Nebraska Government.  It provides an opportunity for them to meet and hear their elected government officials.  

The Heritage League provides one scholarship to the Sophomore Pilgrimage to each public and private school in Lincoln.  Pictured below are the 2016 students who attended the Sophomore Pilgrimage.

The GFWC Public Issues Community Service Program is designed to actively connect members with effective projects and activities relating to civic engagement.