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Area students get a Close-Up experience in the nation's capital


July 1, 2019

Back row: Jordan Brown, Brianna Price, Garret Schuster, Senator Kevin Cramer, Darica Ziebart, Cole Johnson, Logan Munson. Front row: Hannah Haley, Elizabeth Widmer, Kyleigh Hilbert and Jake Williams.

New Rockford-Sheyenne students are among the many throughout the nation who have the opportunity through the non-profit organization Close-Up to experience and engage in civic learning outside the classroom.

This summer, nine students and their program advisor, Jordan Brown, traveled to Washington, D.C. to gain a direct understanding of the problems and prospects of political activity. Close Up understands that "dating as far back as Thomas Jefferson, one of the most durable themes in American education is the deep connection between democratic self-government and education. The Close Up e...

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