The 8th graders traveled across the country uncertain of the hustle and bustle of the city. Lauren Adkisson recalls "being excited about the museums but worried about the long lines." Luckily, she had nothing to worry about. There was always things to do, from touring the capitol building to visiting the African American Museum, from seeing the Statue of Liberty to going to a Broadway musical. The 8th graders saw "School of Rock," a fun and lively show in the heart of Time Square. Natasha Kaimakis loved "the freedom we had, the time we got to spend with our friends, and the independence we got to explore the museums."
Not only were there fun things to do, but these were experiences that the eighth graders couldn't have had under any other circumstances. Sarah Greeley said "I enjoyed this trip because I was able to get closer to classmates that I don't usually hang out with."
Several students who did not travel with the group had a week off or were able to take a trip with their parents.
Overall, the trip was a great opportunity for the class to be together, to learn about our country's history, firsthand, and to create memories that will last a lifetime.