By Mark C. Robinson
Wrangell Sentinel 

Close Up trip to D.C. and New York provided 'living classroom' to students


Sarah Merritt

High school students (from left) Clara Edens, Kalee Herman and Andrei Bardin-Siekawitch stop in front of the Court of Neptune Fountain at the Library of Congress on April 24, as part of their Close Up trip to Washington, D.C., and New York City.

High schoolers crammed a lot of sightseeing, education and history into this year's Close Up trip to the nation's capital and to its largest city.

The students were able to view many of the great landmarks and monuments, including the Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and White House in Washington, D.C., and the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty on Ellis Island in New York City.

Instructors held classes at each location.

"The whole 10 days we're gone, it's like a living classroom," adviser and chaperone Sarah Merritt said of the April 19-29 trip.

"It was incredib...

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