Washington D.C. Field Trip

posted Apr 25, 2012, 9:20 AM by Allison Friday   [ updated Apr 27, 2012, 7:41 AM ]

D.C. Trip

During the April vacation break, two Morgan School teachers (Mr. Graham, History and Civics Teacher  and Gong Suifong our College Board Chinese Teacher) traveled  with five students (Evan Doolittle a Senior, Sophomores  Matthew Granfield ,Riley Cronan ,and Juniors Tyler Ayotte  and Shelby Church.) to Washington D.C. to explore the process of government monuments, museums and to learn how to participate  in the political process.


While in Washington they participated in The Close Up Program, an organization with a  Mission: “Close Up informs, inspires, and empowers students to exercise the rights and accept the responsibilities of citizens in a democracy.”  Students met with Senator Blumenthal to challenge and gain information about additional positions the Senator has about current issues. Specifically regarding education, Syria, and gas prices. In addition, a closed door session with Congressman Courtney(2ndDistrict, Connecticut) opened the students eyes to the challenges our Congressional leaders deal with in taking a position representing what may be best for our districts and our states. Senator Lieberman’s staff provided information about current legislation being argued on the Senate floor; the Post Service  bill. In addition the reps discussed career opportunity in Washington and  political paths to occupations.