Santa Catalina Lower and Middle School eighth-graders immersed themselves in our nation’s history during a weeklong trip to Washington, D.C.
Students visited more than 15 memorials and museums, took in a baseball game, and saw animals in the National Zoo. In a first for Catalina’s D.C. trip, students enjoyed a tour of the Supreme Court Building and sat in the building’s only courtroom.
Students also got to see history happen in real time. When they visited the White House, there was a flurry of activity for a State Dinner with the South Korean president. And while walking down Capitol Hill, they saw Paris Hilton as she introduced the Stop Institutional Child Abuse Act on the Senate lawn.
The experience was part of Santa Catalina’s IEB program (Imagine Explore Become), a collection of overnight, outdoor excursions in grades 4-8. Read about grade 6’s adventure in Mount Hermon and grade 7’s inaugural trip to Yosemite National Park.