After being invited to attend the annual Girls Nation event in Washington, D.C., Maggie Senft, 16, discovered she may be the first young woman from Cheshire to be chosen for the honor.
Here's what her mother, Judy Senft, said about the selection:
Each state in the country selects two girls to attend an all-expense paid week in Washington D.C. working with our Congressional leaders and even meeting President Obama!
Maggie Senft, a senior at Cheshire High School, will be in the nation's capital until July 28 with nearly one hundred other young women as part of an event sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary. Known as "senators," the attendees learn about government policies, according to a statment, as well as holding mock senate sessions.
On Monday, the group attended a Wounded Warrior Barbecue at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Maryland. Judy Senft said her daugther met with Cheshire's Josh Budd, who was injured in Afghanistan, and is one of the soliders recuperating at the center.
Maggie Senft and the other "senators" will also visit the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery, the White House and other memorials in the area.
Editor's note: Look for photos from the D.C. trip next week on Cheshire Patch.