Students gain perspective from time on Capitol Hill
from Fairfax County Times
While many students mentally check out during the second semester of their senior year, Herndon High School, Va., senior Joe Nieves, 18, checks in at his Congressional internship, which requires him to don a tie and jacket twice per week. For about 10 hours divided between two school days each week, Nieves and more than 50 fellow Herndon seniors intern for senators, representatives and lobbyists working on Capitol Hill. Internships are organized through a political science elective, which students opt into their senior year.
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