On April 7th, 18 eighth grade students attended the 50th Annual Dane County Youth Government Day in Madison. The day is sponsored annually by the American Legion. Two DeForest Legion representatives, Rich Hankins and Wayne Noltemeyer, along with social studies teacher Greg Vandehey, accompanied the group. Students started at the Dane County Courthouse, along with students from several Dane County schools. They were welcomed by Carlo Esqueda, Dane County Clerk of Courts. Dane County Executive, Joe Parisi, also spoke to the students and emphasized the importance of local government.