The 79th Annual Sophomore Pilgrimage was held in Jefferson City on April 9. This pilgrimage has been an annual tradition since 1934.
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Missouri, Inc. believe their earnest desire to promote greater interest in the obligation and privileges of citizenship can be promoted by the pilgrimage, which enables students to see their state government in action.
Ordinarily, citzenship government studies are in school curriculums by this time of the year, and the sophomore’s schedule is generally not as full as junior and senior years.
The day is planned by the state, district, and local club sophomore pilgrimage chairmen along with guide lecture, decoration, publicity, award certificate, information, and registration by chairpersons from two clubs in Jefferson City – Capital City Women’s Club and Dianas Club. Assistance is sometimes provided by other volunteers from throughout the state.
Tours began at 9 a.m. The tours included the Capitol Building, Governor’s Mansion and the Supreme Court Building. One part of the Capitol Building was the library with Thomas Benton Hart’s paintings of life in Missouri.
Three sophomores from Pike County and one from Lincoln County were sponsored by GFWC Clubs: Logan Loeffler of Frankford represented the Bowling Green School District, sponsored by GFWC Heir Study Club of Bowling Green; Lauren Lagemann of Eolia represented the Clopton School District, sponsored by the GFWC Chautauqa Club of Clarksville; Amanda Talbot of Elsberry represented the Elsberry School District, sponsored by the GFWC Chautaqua Club of Clarksville as well as the DNC Club of Elsberry.