Close Up Trip 2016
We will be going to Washington D.C. every other year (even years). Our next trip will be summer of 2018. For the summer of 2017 we are planning an international trip to Latin America...destination is TBD and will be in conjunction with the Sprayberry International Spanish Academy.
Our trip in June of 2016 was a huge SUCCESS!!!! Three SHS teachers and 19 students saw just about all that there is to see in D.C. From the Jefferson Memorial to the Lincoln Memorial, all of the War Memorials, The White House, The Library of Congress, The Supreme Court, Arlington National Cemetery, The Smithsonian American History Museum, and of course, The Capitol where we got the "behind the scenes tour" and met both Georgia Senators. Our students were able to have 20 minutes of time with Senator Purdue asking him questions that he answered very candidly. Students also interacted with and formulated policy with students from all across the U.S. It was truly the EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME.
Link for Close Up; http://www.closeup.org/