Fundraisers help students from 2 schools travel to D.C.

By Star-Advertiser staff

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 15, 2011

Two Oahu schools are raising money for students to travel to Washington, D.C., to get a close look at how government works.

Both McKinley High School and Waianae Intermediate School will participate in the nonpartisan and nonprofit Close Up program where students across the country travel to the nation’s capital to learn about democracy.

This is believed to be the first time in about 10 years that students from McKinley High and Waianae Intermediate will be participating in the program. The Close Up Foundation’s 40-year program has been in Hawaii since 1985. Travel and lodging costs for each student are about $2,600. So far, students held bake sales and car washes and sold chili tickets to raise money.

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