Fifth Grade Visits Washington

Cooper Scott, Owen Meyers, Andrew Segars, Caleb Vaclavik & Parker McLeod

Filling three chartered busses the 65 fifth grade students and their chaperons, led by the trip’s coordinator, Mr. Charles Smith, departed for the thirty-sixth annual Washington, D.C., area trip on October 22. The group spent two full days sightseeing in the city and the surrounding area, visiting such points of interest as the Capitol, White House, Library of Congress, Arlington National Cemetery and National Cathedral, as well as the Holocaust Museum, Embassy Row, Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and National Archives.  They also visited the Smithsonian’s Air and Space, Natural History, and American History Museums. An evening tour of the city included the illuminated Lincoln, Jefferson and Roosevelt Memorials, as well as the Iwo Jima, Korean War and Vietnam War Memorials. They also toured Mt. Vernon and its educational center. The group spent a day at Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia and visited Jamestown Festival Park before returning home on October 26. As an assignment in conjunction with their U.S. History unit of their social studies class taught by Mrs. Frances James, the students will give a power point presentation about their trip to their parents.

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