"I was one of the privileged sixth-graders to learn about the presidential process and engage in the Iowa Caucuses. Prior to the trip ... We also had the opportunity to speak to a former White House reporter and former presidential candidate, Michael Dukakis, giving us insight on what it is like to participate in the race.
From there, we had a once in a lifetime, hands on experience at the caucuses. We were constantly on the move, going from rally to rally and reporting from a child’s perspective on our very own blog site. Because of Iowa, I had a chance to become part of history. And even interviewed the possible future president of our nation. We spoke to Martin O’Malley, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Ben Carson, and even Sarah Palin. On this priceless trip I got a backstage look at the presidential race that I never knew existed. Iowa opened the doors for me as a reporter, changing my life forever. It is an experience I will never forget and will cherish for the rest of my life. "
(Gia C, Student)