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Close Up

South Terrebonne High School's Close Up Trip to Washington D.C.


Close Up’s flagship High School Program is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for students to experience their government in action. From visits to Washington’s famous monuments, memorials, and institutions, to meetings with their Congressional delegation on Capitol Hill, Close Up students get a first-hand look at the American political system and consider what role they, as students, play in our democracy.

South Terrebonne High School’s Close Up trip will be Sunday, March 4th -Friday, March 9th, 2018.  The cost of the trip is $1887.00, which includes round trip airfare, hotel accommodations, in-town transit, 3 meals a day, security/supervision, 24 hour on-call medical care, entrance fees, night monitors, tips and gratitudes, etc.  All that’s needed is spending money.


Here’s how to be a part of this great experience:

  1. Review information online at
  2. Parents can learn more about the program by clicking on the “Parent” tab at the top of the webpage.  Students can learn more by clicking on the “Student” tab in the same area.
  3. After you register for the program with Ms. Thibodeaux, use the login and password information you receive to complete the enrollment form as soon as possible.
  4. Enrollment forms (completed online) and a $400 deposit (paid online; non-refundable) must be submitted by November 2nd, 2017.  Final payments are due on January 18th, 2018.
  5. Options for payment:
    1. Pay in full of the cost of the trip for your student.
    2. Complete the Fellowship Data Sheet for financial assistance if applicable (see Ms. Thibodeaux for form).
    3. Solicit donations from local businesses and family members (make your own version of the sample letter attached and mail to local businesses/family members).
    4. Take part in fundraising activities to help pay for some of the cost of the program. 

Any additional questions can be forwarded to Ms. Courtney Thibodeaux at or 985-868-7850.