Lincoln Middle School Scholars visit Washington DC
Published on 6/5/17
Lincoln Middle School
On May 18th, nearly fifty Lincoln scholars from the 8th grade traveled to Washington, DC on a coach bus for a two day field trip. The educational goal was to experience as many memorials and museums in the nation’s capital that time would allow. These students earned this opportunity by meeting several requirements such as maintaining excellent grades, participating in community service, parental involvement in PTO meetings, having stellar attendance in school and regularly exercising outstanding behavior.
The tour began at the Arlington Cemetery and scholars got to witness the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The next stop was the National Archives Museum where we viewed authentic artifacts such as the original Declaration of Independence. Then the tour took a trip down Pennsylvania Avenue where we got to see The White House followed by a family style dinner at Buca Di Beppo’s. Day 1 ended with a visit to the massive Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial where we also got to see the historic Thomas Jefferson Memorial just across the bay.
The second day was equally eventful as the bus made its first stop at the Lincoln Memorial. This was followed by a complete tour of the Capital Building, a brief stop at the National Air and Space Museum and a memorable visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The tour then ended at the amazing Washington Monument which awarded our scholars with a beautiful skyline overlooking many of the fantastic places that we explored on the trip. We took one last group photo and everyone boarded the bus back home to Syracuse. As we were leaving, we noticed that George Washington University's graduation was being set up near the Washington monument. More than one student commented, "Wouldn't it be nice to go to college here?"