Edina Lutheran teen named "Presidential Classroom Scholar"
Noah glusenkamp spent a week in Washington, D.C.
Noah T. Glusenkamp, a student at Southwest High School in Minneapolis, recently took part in the January 19-26, 2002, Presidential Classroom Scholars Program in Washington, D.C. Noah, along with nearly 300 high school juniors and seniors from 40 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, experienced the inside world of the federal government. They spent a week discussing key political issues with Washington policy makers and observing the American political process on Capitol Hill.
Noah is the son of ELCA Pastor Ronald T. Glusenkamp and Sue Ann Glusenkamp. The Glusenkamp’s are members of Edina Community Lutheran Church, Edina, Minnesota.
Highlights for the week included seminars led by Jack Valenti, president of the Motion Picture Association of America; Magistrate Judge John Facciola, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; and Charles Cook, editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report. Students also enjoyed visits to foreign embassies, two days exploring Capitol Hill and a performance by the political satire troupe, Capitol Steps.
For 34 years, Presidential Classroom, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)3 civic education organization, has provided more than 92,000 top high school students from the United States and abroad unprecedented access to the federal government and the people who shape public policy. Endorsed by the National Education Association, distinguished alumni include U.S. Representatives Chet Edwards (D-TX) and Chris John (D-LA), and actress Angela Bassett. To become a Presidential Classroom Scholar, students must be a high school junior or senior with at least a 3.0 grade point average.
For more information about Presidential Class-room, visit the organization’s Web site at www.pres identialclassroom.org.