01 Dec 2014

CHS Students and Teachers Spend Thanksgiving in Washington, D.C.

CHS and SJA juniors and seniors spent their Thanksgiving Holiday in Washington, D.C. where they had the opportunity to experience the Civics and American History they are learning about in the classroom up close. A combined total of 217 students from CHS and SJA rode in passenger buses to D.C. on Sunday, November 23 and returned on Saturday, November 29.

While at the nationí´s capital, the students had the opportunity to visit some of the countryí´s historical monuments and museums. The group took an illuminated memorial night tour, which included the Jefferson Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Wall Memorial and the Iwo Jima Memorial. They also visited Union station, the World War II Memorial, the FDR Memorial and the MLK Memorial.

Along with memorials, the students were able to explore the Holocaust Museum, the Newseum, the National Archives and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The participants also had the opportunity to see the White House

For Thanksgiving, the group took the subway to the Smithsonian museums followed by seeing a play at the Kennedy Center.

The trip came to a close on Friday after a trip to the Arlington Cemetery where they viewed the Kennedy graves as well as were able to view a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldiers.

While at Arlington Cemetery, the CHS students paid respect to Lt. Michael Scott Lamana, a 1988 CHS graduate who lost his life in the September 11 attack on the Pentagon.

CHS teachers who attended the DC trip were Greg Sollie, Drew Losavio, Scott Manning, Chad Dupuy, Erin Duffy and Tracy Ducote.