HBT Goes to Washington

This October, 236 eighth graders from Harry B. Thompson Middle School visited our nation’s capital. Students toured the FDR Memorial, the Washington Monument, the White House and several Smithsonian museums. They also met with their local representative, Congressman Steve Israel, who answered several excellent questions about government. The Q and A came shortly after a vote on the swearing-in of a new Speaker of the House.  Students returned from their Washington experience with a more informed perspective about the history of U.S. government and how officials work together today.