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Atherton H.S. student studies Constitution in D.C.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville high school student has returned from Washington D.C. where she spent a week studying the Constitution as part of a scholarship program provided by Ford Motor Company.

Megan Schrader, a junior at Atherton High School, spent five weeks reading primary sources and documents deemed central to the foundation of the country, before traveling to the nation's capitol to discuss the Constitution with other students, according to a press release.

While in Washington D.C., Schrader was able to view the founding documents first-hand at the National Archives, and visit sites such as George Washington's Mount Vernon and Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.

"I've never been here before, and it was amazing getting to go to the Senate building and visit all of the presidential houses," Schrader said, according to the release.

The Bill of Rights Institute, an educational organization that views the world through a conservative lens, organized the event. On its Web site, the institute describes itself as a non-profit created to, "educate young people about the words and ideas of America's Founders, the liberties guaranteed in our Founding documents, and how our Founding principles continue to affect and shape a free society."

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