8th GRADERS IN WASHINGTON
The eighth grade had a wonderful time in Washington, D.C. on May 14, 15, and 16. The students visited Arlington National Cemetery where they saw President Taft’s grave, President Kennedy’s grave with the eternal flame, Robert F. Kennedy’s grave, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers, the Mast of the Maine, Audie Murphy’s grace, Joe Louis’s grave, the Memorial Amphitheater, and the memorials for the Columbia & Challenger space shuttles and the Iran Rescue. Students learned about these people and events before visiting the cemetery and tested their skills by answering trivia questions about them on the bus on the way to refresh their knowledge. This made the visit very meaningful for Newfield. Students visited many memorials including the World War II memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Korean Memorial, FDR Memorial, and Martin Luther King Memorial. A visit to Washington, D. C. is not complete without a stop at the White House and time to visit the Smithsonian Museums. We did not see President Obama, but we did see many Secret Service agents. The students enjoyed dinner and a show at Medieval Times in Hanover, Maryland where our knight showered us with flowers. On the last day students learned a lot about aquatic life at the National Aquarium.
Here are a few photos of this very memorable trip.
Submitted by: The 8th Grade Advisors: Amanda Birch, Jackie Brenon, Tony Hackett, Alex MacDonald, Lori White