Wrangell Sentinel -

By Dan Rudy 

Nine return from Close Up trip to DC and NYC


photo submitted by Sarah Merritt

Seated on the steps outside of the Supreme Court in Washington D.C. last week are nine Wrangell High School students. From left to right, in the back are Helen Decker, Jean-Luc Lewis, Ashley Allen, Kaylyn Easterly and Jacob Hammer; the next row is Abby Armstrong, Kellan Eagle, Tasha Massin and Abigail Gerald; while in front are Tiffany Merritt visiting with her mother, Sarah Merritt, who was the group's chaperone.

Wrangell high schoolers participating in this year's Close Up trip to Washington D.C. and New York City returned on Monday, after spending more than a week on the East Coast.

Taking off on the evening of April 21, nine students traveled with advisor Sarah Merritt to the nation's capital. The intent of the Close Up program is to educate young Americans on their political system, informing them of their rights and civic responsibilities in the process.

As with previous years, the trip is punctuated with sightseeing, getting to view many of the two cities' great landmarks and monuments. Merrit...

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