Grade 8 Visits Washington, D.C.

Friday June 2nd 2023

Grade 8 ventured south this week to Washington, D.C., for their annual Graduation trip. The day began with a stop at the Capitol building, home of the United States Congress. Students had the opportunity to meet with Michelle Schein, Senior Foreign Policy Adviser to New York Rep. Grace Meng.

Students then journeyed to the iconic United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This solemn institution pays tribute to the victims of the Holocaust and educates visitors about the horrors that unfolded during World War II. The visit was emotional and a culmination of all the Holocaust education students had received over the course of Junior High.

Grade 8 then made its way to tour some of D.C’s most famous monuments, including the Lincoln Memorial, and the memorials for those who fell during the Vietnam and Korean Wars.

After a day filled with history and reflection, students stopped to take some photos in front of the White House. After some souvenir shopping, students enjoyed a delicious dinner and a fun night activity of bowling to cap off the busy day.

Day 2 of the overnight trip featured a fun filled day at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ. Students enjoyed a day of roller coasters and entertainment including Kingda Ka, the tallest coaster in the world and fastest roller coaster in North America.

A blast was had by all, learning more about our country, having a great time, and bonding with the Class of 2023!