U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, hosted his third Federal Judiciary Youth Summit on Wednesday at the Northern District of Iowa Federal Courthouse in Sioux City.
Seventeen high schools from nine counties in northwest Iowa participated in the program. Among them were Boyden-Hull, Central Lyon, George-Little Rock, Sheldon and Sibley-Ocheyedan.
During the event, U.S. District Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand spoke on his involvement in the federal judicial system.
Said Grassley: “I enjoy any opportunity to engage in dialogue with Iowa high school students on any issue and today we discussed how the federal courts impact their families and way of life. Understanding the role of the courts at all levels is important. Whether exercising their constitutional freedoms, casting a vote at the ballot box, running for public office or serving on a jury, I want to encourage young people to engage in civic life and make a difference in their communities."