Monroe High School has partnered with the UW-Extension of Green County to begin a Youth in Government program. This has allowed our students to experience first hand what it is like to be involved in local government and extend their learning beyond the classroom. While this certainly helps students in Monroe, I know this program has extended to other communities in Green County as well. The partnership between the Extension, city government and the school districts have given students real world political experiences that cannot be gained elsewhere. Without Victoria Solomon's organization and persistence, students in Green County would not be afforded this opportunity.