Wrangell Sentinel -

By Dan Rudy 

Students get close-up look at D.C., NYC


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Students from Wrangell High School's Close Up trip assemble on the National Mall, just outside the U.S. Capitol. The group spent a week in Washington D.C. before heading to New York City for the weekend.

A group of Wrangell High School students blitzed two of the East Coast's premier cities last week, heading to Washington D.C. on April 21 and spending last weekend in New York City.

Traveling as part of the Close Up program, the dozen students returned Monday morning, weary but well educated from the experience.

"They're exhausted. We're all exhausted," explained Sarah Whittlesey-Merritt, who accompanied them as their program instructor.

For 40 years the Close Up program has aimed to inform and educate young people to exercise their rights and accept the responsibilities of citizens in a de...

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