Front row: Sophie Palen-McBee, Aleena Nava, Aleka Palen-McBee, Xavier Barragan, Est'r Anderson, Lourdes Barragan Back row: Mrs. Collins, Austen Bostwick, Maggie Howsden, Destiny Gifford, Jessica Neal, Bekah Day, Angel Rohr, Miss Iverson, Jon Day
Students at the Winlock middle and high schools were given the chance to learn history using a more visual approach during their 2017 spring break. On April 3, eleven Winlock students left to visit the nation's capital, as well as areas of Virginia.
The students were able to see and experience many historical sites, including Colonial Williamsburg, two parts of the Smithsonian, the National Archives, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
"They were respectful at all sites. I was so proud to travel with such a great group of adults and kids!" said Mrs. Collins, the organizer for the trip.
Maggie Howsden, Bekah Day, Alexa Palen-McBee, and Xavier Barragan received the honor of placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Arlington National Cemetery.
During the five-day trip, students were able to see firsthand the settings of some of the most important moments in our country's history, as well as visit some of the monuments to the major historical figures that shaped our nation. The students visited many memorials and saw Ford's Theater where Lincoln was assassinated. The group also went out to Mt. Vernon to visit the gravesites of George Washington and his wife, Martha.
The trip is going to be offered next spring as well.
"Next year we are hoping to get to Washington D.C., New York, and Philadelphia," said Mrs. Collins.
The students of the Winlock middle and high schools who participated in the trip are sure to have enjoyed the experience as well as brought home new knowledge about the history of our country.