Amata Hosts Close-Up Students During Their Visit to the U.S. Capitol
Washington, DC – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was delighted to host a group of American Samoa’s students in the congressional office and for their tour of the U.S. Capitol. The students are with the Department of Interior’s Close-Up program, and arrived over a week ago for their two-week visit to the nation’s capital region.
“This trip to Washington, D.C., is a wonderful educational opportunity for these students, and a chance to build good memories with their friends,” said Aumua Amata. “Close-Up is a great program that invests in the lives of some of our future leaders. Thank you to everyone involved for making this experience possible for these young people. I enjoyed seeing every one of you!”
Congresswoman Amata with the 2019 Close Up students
On this trip, the students have a variety of educational opportunities, including the tour the U.S. Capitol, and going sightseeing in a city that attracts many thousands of visitors from all over the world. This experience includes famous monuments and memorials, along with exceptional art and history collections.
Talking with Aumua during lunch
The Close-Up program is a federally funded project that allows students from across the nation to visit their Member of Congress in Washington, D.C., with a mission to “inform, inspire, and empower young people to exercise the rights and accept the responsibilities of citizens in a democracy.”