May 10, 2017 - Bettendorf, Iowa – Hannah Laufenberg, a Junior at Rivermont Collegiate in Bettendorf, daughter of Brian and Angela Laufenberg, has been selected  for the prestigious program and will be traveling to Lexington, Kentucky this June. During the week Hannah is in Lexington, she will have the opportunity to meet with lawmakers, academics, journalists, and civic leaders to discuss the practical importance of compromise and constructive engagement and dialogue to resolve conflict and competing interests in a democracy. Nationally-recognized guest speakers engage in seminars with students, followed by a student debate on a current topic in the Old State Capitol in nearby Frankfort, KY. Past speakers have included justices of the Supreme Court; U.S. Speakers of the House, governors, U.S. Senators and other nationally recognized officials and academic thought leaders.

The Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship, is an innovative non-profit dedicated to educating a new generation of leaders in the essential skills of negotiation, dialogue, and compromise. For more information visit the website:

Rivermont Collegiate is the Only 2 Year Old through 12th Grade Private College Preparatory School in the Quad Cities and Ranked #1 Private High School in Iowa on Niche’s 2017 Best Schools in America.


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