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Washington DC Leadership Academy - Close Up
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 11-17, 2017!

Kaylee Gallegos Southwest ISD
 Daniel Garcia East Central ISD
 Emanuel Garcia East Central ISD
 John Fernandez Poteet ISD
 Odaliz Lara Northside ISD
 Emely Lopez Northside ISD
 Ellyzabeth Morales East Central ISD
 Rachelle Rangel San Antonio ISD
 Giselle Rodriguez San Antonio ISD
 Jennifer Rubio-Reyes Stockdale ISD
 Edris Contreras Comal ISD
 Maria Baltazar Edgewood ISD
 Abraham Aguirre Southside ISD

The due date for the 2018 Close-Up DC Applications is November 1, 2017 .

DC Application Process Video
For more information on the Close Up High School Program visit
 DC Mock Interview Questions
Students should review these mock interview questions as they prepare for the panel interview.
Washington DC Leadership Academy Photos

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