DC trip planned for spring break

n the works and will be available for all high school students grades 9-12 during the week of spring break.

While the details are still to be determined, the cost will be roughly $1,500, and it will be lead by social studies teachers Robert Schmidt, Andrea Aykens and Traci Lake.

Students that attend the trip will have a packed week. They will arrive on Sunday and have an orientation dinner followed by a visit to the Iwo Jima Memorial. On Monday students will visit the Air & Space Museum and have lunch at the Smithsonian, and at night they will listen to a keynote speaker and sit in on a Domestic Issues Seminar.

Among several other things, on Tuesday students will walk through the halls of Congress, visit the FDR Memorial and have a Capitol Hill Day preparation. Students will get the chance to meet members of Congress or their staff on Wednesday, in addition to exploring the Library of Congress and the Supreme Court. Thursday will be a day of site seeing, with visits ranging from Arlington National Cemetery to the Smithsonian Institution to university visits.

“It has got to be one of the most rewarding experiences to see the looks on kids’ faces when they see the White House and the Washington Monument. I think every high school student should have the opportunity to visit D.C. because it can be one of the most memorable experiences of their lives.” Schmidt said.

For students interested please contact Schmidt, Aykens or Lake.

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