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Group of LVHS Students get 'Close-Up' with Washington, D.C.

Five Lander Valley High School students spent a week in Washington, D.C., May 22-28th, exploring our nation's capitol and learning about our national government through the Close-Up Foundation. Participants included Ryon Countryman, Taylor Pereda, Payton Thomas, Kristine Aragon, and Sadie Thatch. Lisa Moss, LVHS social studies teacher and Close-Up sponsor, and Joanne Dierking, retired FCSD#1 teacher, also accompanied students and participated in a "teacher track" of Close-Up. Wednesday, May 25th, was spent mostly on Capitol Hill. Students and sponsors participated in Senator Barrasso's and Enzi's Wyoming Wednesday morning coffee and donut session near their offices in the Dirksen Senate Office Building. Students later met with Representative Lummis. She was called out of a meeting and spent a few minutes talking with the students before she was called back in to vote. LVHS Close-Up students also spent time in the Senate gallery, toured the Capitol, and had lunch in the Senate Dining Room as invited guests of Senator Barrasso. The rest of the week was devoted to exploring the many memorials, museums, monuments and historical areas of the D.C. area through the perspective of Close-Up's curriculum. *h/t Lisa Moss / Pitchengine Communities* #county10 #news