8th Graders Return from NY, DC

By staff writer Chloé Amaden

On April 28th, 18 of Ms. Katie Linderme’s class of 8th graders hopped on the 11:30 p.m. flight to Chicago, and then, after a short layover, continued on our way to Washington, D.C.

By the time we reached D.C, it was early the next morning. The class met Zach, the tour guide, and Gary, the bus driver, and they were on their way.

Screen shot 2016-06-07 at 1.17.30 PMThat first day, students visited the White House, then went into the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. The day was jam-packed, looking at all the cherry blossoms and memorials. We found Kilroy at the World War II Memorial, and ran up and down the stairs at the Lincoln Memorial. The day passed by fast, and by the time we arrived at the hotel, we were practically asleep.

The next few days were as packed as the first. We walked everywhere, including the Capitol building, Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home, and a ghost tour. We drove to New York, and saw the 9/11 memorial. We ate at Grand Central Station, and saw the Broadway show, “She Loves Me.”

Our last few days were also very exciting. We visited Ellis Island by ferry, and walked to Trinity Church, Wall Street, and the Empire State Building.

Finally it was time to go home. We’d spent a long week enjoying ourselves and staying up late. We even made friends from New Mexico! Next year, many of the new 8th graders will go, too, adding places like Boston to their adventure. Good luck 7th graders, you’ll need it.