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WLADECKI GETS A FRONT ROW SEAT IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

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Sarah Wladecki, a student at Bishop Luers High School, will be traveling to Washington, D.C. to attend the Presidential Classroom Scholars Program on February 2 to February 9, 2002.

Sarah will be joining other high school students from across the nation in this leading civic education program. "I am really excited to take a behind the scenes look at our national government. It should be interesting to see how September 11th affected our nation's capital," says Wladecki of her upcoming trip. The Presidential Classroom gives juniors and seniors a good look at how the federal government works.

The week's activities will include visiting Senators and Representatives' offices. Other highlights will include a CIA briefing, a mock presidential election with student candidates, and a tour of the White House. Students will take part in seminars presented by leaders representing each branch of government, the military, media and other Washington insiders. Also included will be small-group workshops enabling students to debate current issues such as the role of the media in the American political process.

Presidential Classroom is a non-profit, non-partisan civic organization providing more than 92,000 top high school students unprecedented access to the federal government. To become a Presidential Scholar, a student must be a high school junior or senior with at least a 3.0 grade point average.

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