On Sunday, April 13th, 46 eighth graders, four teachers, and four chaperones left Franklin on a luxury coach headed for a five day, four night adventure to our Nation’s capital. The bus stopped for a picnic dinner in New Jersey and were treated to fabulous views of the Statue of Liberty.

On Monday, students toured the monuments on the Tidal Basin, saw the famed Cherry Blossoms in full bloom, and visited the National Cathedral. Tuesday students braved the rain and traveled to Gettysburg and toured the WWII Memorial at night. Wednesday’s highlights included a visit to the Arlington National Cemetery where they viewed a special wreath laying ceremony. Wednesday afternoon students were able to explore the Smithsonian museums and the day was topped off with a wonderful Italian dinner and a nighttime visit to the Kennedy Center.

Thursday morning the students enjoyed one last breakfast and hopped on the bus to head home with a stop in Philadelphia to visit the Constitution Museum. The class arrived back to Franklin around 7:30 pm on Thursday evening happy and exhausted.