Nine return from Close Up trip to DC and NYC
May 3, 2018
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...