Strasburg students participate in North Dakota Close Up
The Strasburg High School Close Up group and their advisor participated in the North Dakota Close Up at the State Capitol in Bismarck. Activities were held Feb. 10-12, and Gov. Jack Dalrymple proclaimed Feb. 11 as North Dakota Close Up Day. The North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders, in conjunction with the Tesoro Refinery and the National Close Up Foundation, sponsor the program. The purpose is to ignite an interest in the democratic process and to instill young people with the desire to become active participants in government. Close Up North Dakota concentrates on the functions and structure of state government and defines the constitutional responsibilities assigned to each of the three branches of government. The media and special interest groups, both major influences affecting government policy, are also examined. The Strasburg group was among 110 high school students and 20 teachers from around North Dakota who participated in the program in Bismarck this year. Students also got to meet state government officials and lawmakers. Above, the group is gathered around Gov. Dalrymple.
The Strasburg High School Close Up group met with the District 28 Legislators. Left to right. are Strasburg advisor Mr. Brian Grove, Rep. William Kretschmar, Laura Huber, Jesse Schwab, Emme Hulm, Matthew Schaefbauer, Kellie Tougas, Kyle Roth, Holly Krumm and Sen. Robert Erbele. Not pictured is Rep. Michael Brandenburg who was in a committee meeting when the picture was taken.
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