PAX exchange students from Turkey, Spain, and Ukraine in, Washington D.C. after meeting West Virginia Senator
Intza (Spain), Büşra (Turkey), and Tetiana (Ukraine) take a timeout from their busy meeting schedule

An Insider’s View

Büşra from Turkey, Tetiana from Ukraine, and Intza from Spain had the opportunity to visit West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin's office in Washington, D.C. These West Virginia PAX students had the opportunity to observe the daily operations of a senator’s office and meet Senator Manchin himself.   

It was an amazing opportunity just to sit and listen to the phone calls that were coming into the office about various issues that West Virginia residents were requesting Senator Manchin's help with. The senator was very gracious to spend a few minutes with us. He offered the three girls a great amount of encouragement to continue their studies and to make a difference in this world. They then had the afternoon to tour the U.S. Capitol Building and visit the U.S. Supreme Court.  It was a day full of learning and lots of fun.   

—Jessica Boyd (WV), community coordinator