“I loved all the monuments, but my favorite was the Lincoln Memorial,” said one senior. “I wanted to climb up in his lap and have him tell me stories about the Civil War.”
In addition to visiting monuments, memorials, and museums, students had the opportunity to meet with representatives from U.S. Senator Kamala Harris’s (D-CA) office and interact with other students from around the country.
“The D.C. trip is much further and more involved than any other trip we take at Stanbridge, which is why we only do it every other year,” said Trip Leader Travis Callan. “Students are asked to step up and engage the world around them as representatives from their state and country.”
Following the trip, students were asked to reflect on their experiences and what they learned. Take a look at this Google Slides presentation from one high school junior: