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Close-up Program

March 26, 2013
Times Leader

Dear Editor,

I would like to thank Mrs. Stephanie Mendelson from Bridgeport High School for all her efforts in making the Close-Up trip for 11 juniors and seniors at Bridgeport High School a reality. The week long educational experience in Washington D.C. for high school students all over the country is a wonderful program and has been around since the early 1970's. Actually, I think, it started the year I graduated from high school.

It is truly a fund-raising experience, but Mrs. Mendelson made it all possible with her countless hours of contacting businesses, individuals, friends, non-profit organizations and everyone else she could think of.

A "Thank You"

... to all the parents that worked so hard to raise the funds, along with the businesses, organizations, and individuals that donated money and time for this fund-raising project.

A "Special Thank You" to the following:

... to the person who donated the Close-Up sweatshirts and to The Honorable Congressman bill Johnson and his staff for their hospitality to the students.

... to the Bridgeport Teachers and Administration for allowing the students to participate in this week long event by arranging their schedules and allowing them to catch up on their work.

I hope this program continues for future students and I urge the young people to participate in this program.

Again, I thank Mrs. Mendelson, for your dedication and touching the lives of these students.

Shirleann Murad

Parent of a Close-Up Student



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