The students that went to our nation’s capital over April break 2016 came away in awe and involved in their own history. Whether it was touring Arlington National Cemetery, the Holocaust Museum, Smithsonian Museum of American History, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, touring the White House or visiting the war monuments, the group enjoyed great weather, and knowledgeable and engaging guides. The Washington Zoo and the baby panda was also certainly a hit as was the Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum, but the surprising favorite hands down for the travelers was attending a live theater show called Shear Madness at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The trip went quickly and all the students who went took hundreds of photos to record their memorable adventures. While at Mount Vernon, the group even learned a lot about our founding father and first president. With spring in full bloom in Washington, the warmth, flowers and breathtaking beauty of the capital set the stage for a trip where great learning, great food and great fun were a part of each and every day. As one traveler expressed, “My world keeps getting bigger!” Indeed, it did! Thanks to Cookie Steponaitis and Pam Taylor (and some adult chaperones) for making the trip possible for our students. Below are a few pictures from the trip.