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Juniors World Strides trip to Washingon DC a memorable one

by Brigit Harris

April 02, 2007

March 23-March 29 was a time period of many first experiences for many of the juniors of Hemingford High School.  For some, this trip was the first time they got to fly, or ride on a subway, or take a cruise, but most importantly it was that first time to be out in the "big ole' world" and experience so much in such a short time.

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World Strides Group in front of the White House

We were the recipients of so many compliments from people regarding the conduct of our group.  The parents of these students should be very proud of the young men and women they are raising.  We had a wonderful and memorable time and will cherish the trip.

Some of the students’ comments regarding the most memorable part of their trip were as follows:

Dustin Johannes--"Seeing the Holocaust Museum because it is freaky to see the horrors of real life and realize that they are a part of our history.  And the other one is seeing my father's cousin’s name on the Vietnam Wall."

Trace Armstrong--"Going to the Lincoln Memorial at night and looking down at the reflecting pool to see the Washington Monument all lit up."

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JD Paine our tour guide and bus driver gives the students some of the history of Arlington Semetary

Shauna Fester-"My most memorable thing from my trip to Washington D.C. was the Schriver House.  It was the most memorable for me because of our tour guide.  She made it interesting and fun.  The fact that the Confederates used it as a hiding place to shoot at the Union soldiers, and you can find bullets that were from their guns makes it even more interesting.  It was a sad, but also, a learning experience."

Steven Overshiner-"The zoo was the best.  I have never seen so many animals.  Also I liked the Lincoln Memorial at night."

Kelly Overshiner-"The Frederick Douglas house was amazing because they actually had some of his stuff.  The way he decorated his home with reminders of his experiences of being a slave was interesting.  Also, the Ford Theatre…  It was cool that I was in the very room where Abe Lincoln was shot!"

Britt Anderson- “Seeing the Washington National Monument lit up at night in front of the reflecting pool, along with the Lincoln Memorial.”

Cassie Drake-"Going to Arlington National Cemetery and seeing how many people jeopardized their lives in the military was my most memorable experience.  The National Cathedral was also very memorable.”

Juniors World Strides trip to Washingon DC a memorable one

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10/22/2007 That was the best trip ever! We should all get together after graduation and go on a senior trip (just the students.) Dustin Johannes djohannes@gaggle.net Hemingford student

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