As he always does, Speaker Ryan took time this week to meet with fellow Wisconsinites. He was inspired by the message he heard from students who beat childhood cancer; a teacher who has gone above and beyond to close the achievement gap; a group of state legislators who are moving Wisconsin forward; and many others. Here are six photos featuring Wisconsinites who visited the speaker this week in Washington.

1.   Janesville Students

Speaker Ryan welcomes students from Janesville, WI, to the Capitol during their trip to Washington, DC. He often brings groups out to the speaker’s balcony to share with them one of the best views of the Washington skyline.

2.   Big 10 Presidents

University of Wisconsin—Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank leads a delegation of Big 10 University Presidents to discuss federal research funding, regulatory reform, and student achievements/aid. The speaker was excited to receive a basketball signed by Wisconsin men’s basketball Head Coach Greg Gard.

3.   Childhood Cancer Survivors

While visiting legislators to advocate for issues that affect cancer fighters and survivors, Wisconsin teens share their powerful stories with the speaker about their fight against childhood cancer.

4.   Defenders of the Unborn

The speaker meets with Heather Weininger, the executive director of Wisconsin Right to Life, to reaffirm that Congress and the administration are united in defense of the unborn.

5.   Wisconsin State Reps

Washington can learn a thing or two from what this great team of state representatives is doing to move Wisconsin forward.

6.   Teacher of the Year

Chris Gleason, band director and instrumental music teacher at a Sun Prairie, WI, middle school, was recently named Wisconsin Teacher of the Year. Among his many accomplishments, Chris started a program that pairs students with musicians in the community and fundraises to finances music lessons for students whose families cannot afford them.