HS News: The 8th Graders Go To Washington

      Last week, 46 8th grade students went on their annual field trip to Washington, D.C. with chaperones Mr. Mooney, Mr. Backur, Miss Conway, and Miss Lariccia.
      Mr. Mooney is the advisor who coordinates the trip every year. He sets up informational meetings for the parents as well as several fund raisers including Handel's pint cards to help offset the costs. 
      Ethan Van Gorder said, "I have ever been on a big trip before and I am excited because it is a new adventure from me." 
      On the first day students visited the Holocaust Memorial Museum and Medieval Times. Anjalena Exline said, "I am interested in going to Washington, D.C. because I can't wait to go see the Holocaust Memorial Museum." 
      On Monday, students saw the Capitol, Air and Space Museum, toured Ford's Theater, and visited a variety of memorials dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Thomas Jefferson. 
      Aiden Socha said, "I am excited about going to Washington, D.C. because I enjoy learning about history and D.C. is a historical landmark."
      On the final day, students paid their respects at Arlington Cemetery to participate in a wreath laying ceremony at the tomb of the unknown solider.  ?

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