Ten Besteiro Middle School students visited Washington, D.C. on May 29-June 2 as part of the 2010-2011 Close Up Washington Middle School Program. Close Up is a nonprofit program that educates and inspires young people to become informed and engaged citizens by providing challenging, hands on civic education for students and teachers in our nation’s capitol. Congratulations to Denise Cepeda, Arly Lindsay Garcia, Priscilla Gomez-Palacious, Esteefania Hernandez, Raul Ledezma Jr., Juan J. Mercado Jr., Israel Olivares, Juan C. Ovalle Jr., Emilio L. Quintero, Lucia Segura, and Sponsor Nina Garcia.