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Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, February 23, 1999
Prewit to attend June seminar
Briar Prewit, a student at Pecos High School, will travel to
our nation's capital as a participant in Presidential
Classroom's Science, Technology and Public Policy Program.
The program gives scholars a firsthand look at the political
responses to change brought about by scientific advances.
Students examine a variety of topics such as environmental
quality, space exploration, disease control and
telecommunications. The program will take place June 19-26.
Joining hundreds of high school students from across the
country and abroad, Prewit will take part in seminars
presented by leaders representing each branch of government,
the military, media and lobbying organizations. Students are
also scheduled for a private tour of the White Hosue and
appointments with their Senators' and Representatives'
offices. On-site tours and seminars are planned as well.
Visits include the National Security Agency, the Uniformed
Services University of the Health Sciences at Quantico and
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
Small-group workshops will focus on issues such as the role
of government support in the health sciences field and the
conflict over privacy and the Internet. Discussion and
debate will be balanced with visits to Washington's
monuments and Smithsonian museums, an evening of political
satire with the Capital Steps Troupe and a commencement
Since 1969, Presidential Classroom has provided more than
78,000 of America's finest students with unprecedented
access to Washington's halls of power and the people shaping
public policy. Alumni have gone on to be leaders in their
own communities and many, like US Representative Chet
Edwards (Tx.) and U.S. Senator Robert Torricelli (N.J.) have
returned to Washington as public servants.
Presidential Classroom also offers the PC Scholars Program
(our flagship civic education program), the Business, Labor,
and Public Policy Program and, for international students,
the Future World Leaders Summit.
To participate, students must be juniors or seniors in high
school, hold a "B" average or higher OR rank in the top 25
percent of their class, and show commitment to commuity or
school involvement through participation in co-curricular
For more information about Presidential Classroom, call
toll-free 1-800-441-6533 or visit our web site at
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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