Starr’s Mill teacher joins civic education nonprofit’s hall of fame

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Starr’s Mill teacher joins civic education nonprofit’s hall of fame

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Starr’s Mill High social studies teacher Jon Gloer is the fourth person to be inducted into the Close Up Hall of Fame by the Close Up Foundation.

Starr’s Mill High social studies teacher Jon Gloer is the fourth person to be inducted into the Close Up Hall of Fame by the Close Up Foundation. Gloer has sponsored the Close Up program for 30 years at four high schools in Fayette County. Close Up is a nonprofit that encourages young people to become informed and engaged citizens. It hosts weeklong programs that give students a close-up view of government and democracy in action as they interact with the people, places, and processes in Washington, D.C. This year, his students from Starr’s Mill High made up the largest group in the Close Up Inauguration Program. “Jon’s support of and passion for Close Up is contagious. Advocating and promoting Close Up is his very successful hobby, and he has brought multiple generations of families on the program. His love for teaching and civic education is unequaled,” said Tim Davis, CEO of the Close Up Foundation. Gloer will be honored at the Close Up Foundation’s annual Congressional Reception on April 26 in Washington, where he will receive a certificate and plaque.

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