Lofty goals can make a traveler of anyone. Forty Wheatley High School seniors journeyed to Washington, D.C. May 12-15, 2015, for a leadership conference hosted by Close Up, an organization that encourages students to become engaged with democracy. Students applied for the trip by writing essays about Rosa Parks.
A group of migrant students from HISD schools traveled to Washington, D.C., recently to learn more about the United States and their role in democracy, thanks to Migrant Education Program federal funds (Title 1, Part C).
The six HISD students who participated were selected by the Migrant Education Program on the basis of their grades, attendance, an essay they submitted, and an interview. Steven Arteaga (Sharpstown HS), Andres Cendejas (Bellaire HS), Judith Guerrero (Sterling HS), Roxana Ramirez (Jordan HS), Keishla Rosales (Bellaire HS), and Jessica Vera (Madison HS) spent nearly a week attending workshops, visiting museums and monuments, enjoying performances, debating topics during a mock Congressional activity, and speaking with members of Congress.