Close Up - Washington DC Leadership Academy
Close Up’s flagship High School Program is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for students to experience their government in action. From visits to Washington’s famous monuments, memorials, and institutions, to meetings with their Congressional delegation on Capitol Hill, Close Up students get a first-hand look at the American political system and consider what role they, as students, play in our democracy.
Throughout the week, students explore DC and interact with students from all across the country. With the help of our program instructors, students consider how the people and events represented in DC’s memorials impact their lives today. As a non-profit, non-partisan organization, Close Up helps students learn more about their history and government while considering a variety of viewpoints. This keeps students interested, informed, and engaged. They are not just passively listening to a tour guide—they are making a personal connection with the famous places of the nation’s capital.
Congratulations to the cohort of students who participated in the Washington DC trip, June 7-13, 2020!
|Student's Name||School District|
|Brendela Avalos||Carrizo Springs ISD|
|Guadalupe Juantos||La Pryor ISD|
|Itzel Juantos||La Pryor ISD|
|Dyland Garcia Leal||Medina Valley ISD|
|Sergio Garcia Leal||Medina Valley ISD|
|Yovana Lopez||Northside ISD|
|Jose Lozano||Cotulla ISD|
|Marissa Perez||La Pryor ISD|
|Kevin Pimentel||East Central ISD|
|Cecilia Quilimaco||Medina Valley ISD|
|Jaelynn Ramirez||Southwest ISD|
|Andrea Rios||Devine ISD|
|Luis Rios||Alamo Heights ISD|
|Adriana Rodriguez||Cotulla ISD|
|Itzel Ruvalcaba||Southwest ISD|
|Jose Luis Uballe||La Pryor ISD|
|Alicia Vasquez-Rodriguez||Cotulla ISD|