Petersburg Pilot -

Close-Up and personal


April 11, 2019

After nine months of fundraising, 23 enthusiastic students and four intrepid chaperones left Petersburg on March 29 for a once in a lifetime personal experience, Close-Up in Washington D.C.

Close-Up's mission is to "Inform, inspire, and empower young people to exercise the rights and accept the responsibilities of citizens in a democracy." Since 1971, over 850,000 participants have participated in the program. Petersburg High School (PHS) has been partaking in the Close-Up programs since at least the late 80s. It's almost become a rite of passage for PHS's juniors and seniors, with a trip...

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