Brief: Nevada students debate in Washington D.C. |

Brief: Nevada students debate in Washington D.C.

by staff

A group of 19 Carson City, Valley and Eureka High School students and teachers will become active participants in debates around health care, gun control, campaign finance, education and social security as they travel to Washington, D.C., to participate in the Close Up Foundation government studies program.

During their week in Washington, the students will attend seminars on Capitol Hill and meet government officials, political figures, lobbyists and a representative of the Washington press corps to learn more about the federal process. There will be opportunities to tour Washington, visit local universities and attend cultural events.

Nevada students will be combined with students from other areas of the country for daily debates, discussions and activities. These workshop groups focus on current events and the governing process. Jolene Buonamici, a Carson High School student will attend.