This October, the eighth grade took a fantastic trip to our nation's capital, Washington, D.C. This three-day adventure was jam-packed with social and educational opportunities. Our students started the journey with a visit to Arlington National Cemetery, where they witnessed the changing of the guard and visited the President John F. Kennedy memorial. Students toured key sights and monuments such as the Lincoln Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, and the recently completed Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Students visited the solemn war memorials of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Visits to various Smithsonian Institute museums such as American History, Natural History, and National Archives filled the days with interesting facts and sights. One highlight was the trip to the Newseum, a modern museum of media, where students enjoyed a "4-D" movie, saw original newspapers of historic events, and visited landmarks such as a piece of the Berlin Wall and World Trade Center. Our enthusiastic staff ensured that everyone had a positive experience!