Students visit Washington, D.C. in 2014. Courtesy photo
It’s not too late to register for the annual Spring Break Trip to the nation’s capitol. The visit to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Md., is open to all 8th grade students including home school students.
It is a private non-school sponsored trip.
Highlights of the trip include:
- The White House;
- International Spy Museum;
- Walter Reed Medical Museum;
- The Capitol tour;
- Washington Monument;
- Holocaust Museum;
- Smithsonian Museums;
- National Zoo;
- Arlington Cemetery;
- night tours of all Presidential Monuments;
- Iwo Jima, Korean and Vietnam Memorials;
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial;
- National Aquarium in Baltimore and much more.
Register using trip ID # 104496 at www.worldstridesdiscovernow.org or call 1.800.468.5899. Airline seats are limited.
Fundraiser and scholarships opportunities are available. For more information, see Facebook at LAMS Washington, D.C. Trip or call Roberta Cocking at 505.670.0679.
Comments from 8th Graders who attended the 2014 trip:
“This trip was the best of my life! I learned that I have a lot of friends in my school that I didn’t know I had.”
“I learned a lot on my trip to DC. It was amazing, educational, and FUN! I learned a lot about the memorials, presidents and wars. If I could go on this trip again, I would in one second!”
“I now have so much more respect for our country than I did before! Seeing all the people who died for our freedom was special to me. Without them, we wouldn’t have the life that I know. I gained a lot of knowledge. I never really knew about the wars and events until we saw them on this trip. I had never thought much about the wars my grandparents served in until this trip! I especially loved laying the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It was special to me because my grandparents served our country.”
“This trip changed me in so many ways. I learned so much about our government, not only from books but now in person. I became really good friends with the people who went on this trip. I learned a valuable lesson on how to manage my money.”
“This trip has changed me because of the Holocaust Museum. This museum made me realize what freedom really is and how much we should value our life. It made me realize how horrible it was and why we should never let it happen again.”
“I love history! This trip made me love it more! I have been to Washington, D.C. many times. This was my favorite time. I have learned more history on this trip than in school. I also made tons of new friends. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity!”
“This trip has done many things for me. I have become closer to my classmates. I have become more responsible because of this trip. Being away from home made me have to be more responsible. I had to wake up on time, manage my money and always be back to the bus on time. I feel more like a young adult now.”
“This trip has changed me as a person in many ways. It has opened my eyes to many things that I otherwise would not have realized, understood, or even cared about. I now understand the things people gave up so that this nation and all the people in it can live with freedom. This trip showed me how reading from a textbook and looking at pictures can only do so much for you. Many people died fighting for our country and are remembered and thanked for it in this city. Without this trip, I would have never known, understood, or cared about this.”