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Saluting FLAG: County Board's youth effort starts
By Lyn Jerde, Portage Daily Register | Posted: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 11:50 pm |
“Just above the word "government," Antonio Naxi drew a spider
and spray can of pesticide.
The drawings, said Antonio, symbolize one vital function of
government - protection of people from anything that might
harm or threaten them.
For Antonio, a junior at Portage High School, the drawings were
just the start of his yearlong journey into the depths of Columbia
County government as part of a new program called Future
Leaders Active in Government, or FLAG.
FLAG began Wednesday with 12 juniors from three Columbia
County high schools - Portage, Cambria-Friesland and Lodi -
who spent most of the day discussing what government is and
how it affects everyday life.
To get the students thinking about this, UW-Extension Local
Government Specialist Phillip Freeburg invited the students to
ponder this question: If your neighbor's house catches fire, who
would you call…”
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