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"Close Up" group returns from trip to D.C., NYC


Courtesy of Sarah Wittlesey-Merritt

Five students from Wrangell High School recently took a trip to Washington D.C. and New York City as a part of the Close Up Program, a national student government nonprofit. During their trip, they visited many important locations around the two cities, including the Holocaust Museum. At the museum they had the opportunity to meet Louis de Groot (center), a Holocaust survivor. Pictured from left to right are Adriana Larrabee, Jing O'Brien, Laura Helgeson, Madison Blackburn, and Skylar Larrabee.

Five Wrangell High School students recently returned from a trip to Washington D.C. and New York City, as a part of the Close Up program.

Close Up is a nonprofit student government nonprofit organization, according to Sarah Whittlesey-Merritt with the Wrangell Legislative Information Office. The program brings high school students from schools across the country to visit the two cities, learn about government, and foster an interest in politics. Merritt has been involved in the Close Up program for about 12 years, she said. She, along with students Jing O'Brien, Skyler and Adrianna Larrabe...

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