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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, 2019!

Jose Arenas North East ISD
Kayla Baltazar Edgewood ISD
Maria Lazaro Jourdanton ISD
Adeleni Lopez  Dilley ISD
Dianahy Lopez  Northside ISD
Yovana Lopez  Northside ISD 
Monsserrad Montelongo  Brackett ISD
Amanda Onofre  Jourdanton ISD
Itzel Perez  Pleasanton ISD
Moses Rodriguez  Floresville ISD
Saul Rodriguez  Floresville ISD
Thomas Rodriguez  Northside ISD
Jose Saucedo  San Antonio ISD
Alicia Vasquez-Rodriguez  Cotulla ISD
Jadora Vega  Carrizo Springs ISD

For more information on the Close Up High School Program visit
Word Document Icon 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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