The annual senior class trip had this group of eighteen seniors (pictured above) traveling to Washington D.C. and New York City last week. Landing in Washington D.C students first visited the Arlington National Cemetery and the Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima). The evening had them enjoying a guided tour of the World War II Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Memorial, the National Mall, Tidal Basin, Washington Monument, and a stop by the White House. On day two the group visited the Holocaust Museum and the numerous Smithsonian Museums.
After a short 4-hour bus ride, the group arrived in New York City. They spent time walking Midtown, seeing Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Times Square, and Grand Central Terminal—with enough time left to spend a little time shopping on Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue. The second day in New York allowed them to take the ferry to Ellis Island to view the Statue of Liberty along with a Lower Manhattan tour of Wall Street and finally caught a Broadway show. On day three in New York City, the group visited the 9/11 Memorial, Chinatown, and Little Italy and attended a Yankees baseball game. Whew! Special thanks to Mrs. Stephanie Andres and Mrs. Kara Patrick for chaperoning this incredible opportunity for these students.
"Traveling is an important part of life. It helps us to appreciate the beauty of the world and to gain a better understanding of different cultures, religions, and lifestyles. It can also help us to learn more about ourselves, as we explore new places and challenge our preconceived notions. Traveling also gives us an opportunity to experience new things, meet new people, and make memories that will last a lifetime. By traveling we can expand our horizons and gain valuable skills such as problem-solving, communication, resilience, adaptability, and creativity. We can develop a greater appreciation for the world around us and become more open-minded about different perspectives. We are so lucky to live in a community that has supported this trip for so long!" —Mrs. Stephanie Andres