PHOTOS: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Visits with Waimea High School Students in Washington

March 13, 2013
Press Release

Students to learn firsthand about public service, government



Washington, DC – This morning, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) visited with fifteen Waimea High School students on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. The students are visiting Washington, DC as a part of their participation in the Close Up Foundation civic education program. Throughout their discussion, she highlighted the need for young people to provide servant leadership in every part of our community.

“The young leaders I met with this morning from Waimea High School are truly inspiring,” said Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. “They have put their education first and understand the importance of servant leadership.  These students are the future leaders of our state, and I am confident their experiences and lessons learned here will help to create new opportunities for them to contribute to their communities.”

The Close Up program aims educate, inspire and empower students by providing them with the skills and experience they need to become active citizens. This week, the students will also visit museums, national monuments, and take a tour of the U.S. Capitol.

Additional photos from the meeting are available here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/reptulsigabbard/

Students from Kaua‘i High School are also visiting Washington, DC this week with the Close Up Foundation program.

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