Sign Up for Eighth Grade Trip to Washington, D.C.

Students chosen to lay wreath at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery during the 2013 Eighth Grade Trip to Washington D.C. were Samantha Miller, Rico Zerr, Matthew Salmon and Madelyn Lavy. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

It’s time to sign up for the annual eighth grade spring break trip to Washington, D.C. This trip is available to Los Alamos Middle School and home schooled 8th grade students.

The trip is a private trip and not a school-sponsored trip. Sign up online at www.worldstrides.org using ID Number 94821 or call 1-800-468-5899 using the same ID Number.

The trip will include sightseeing in and around Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Md. Highlights of the trip include the White House, the International Spy Museum, Walter Reed Medical Museum, a Capitol tour, Newseum, Pentagon Memorial, Washington Monument, Holocaust Museum, Smithsonian Museums, National Zoo, Arlington Cemetery, night tours of the Presidential Monuments, Iwo Jima Memorials, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam War Memorials, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, National Aquarium in Baltimore and much more.

The trip will be four days and three nights in duration. The group will stay in a five-star hotel minutes from the D.C. sites.

Direct questions regarding the Washington, D.C. trip to Roberta Cocking at 505-670-0679 or 623-225-7953. She will be in town the week of July 4 if any parent or student would like to meet with her to discuss next year’s trip.

The company is having “Early Bird Sign Up.” Sign up before June 17 and get to travel for the same price as last year’s eighth grade students. Send in a deposit of $49 to take advantage of the “Early Bird Sign Up” and to lock in your price. The deposit, after June 17 will be $99. There is scholarship money available to students needing financial assistance.

Read more about the trip by visiting Facebook. and searching LAMS Washington D.C. Trip.

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