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Lab School tours Washington, D.C.

Filed in BCHS by on May 8, 2018

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Each spring, the Lab School embarks on an ambitious tour of a city integral to the development of the United States. Past field trips have included Boston, Philadelphia, New York, and Williamsburg. This year’s trip took the group to Washington, D.C. for four days of exploration and unforgettable experiences.

Lab School director Dave Lendrum emphasized the importance of this year’s trip, “The goal of the trip is to gain an understanding and appreciation of history through being at historic sites, and seeing monuments dedicated to our nation’s leaders.”

On the way to the nation’s capital, the group made a pitstop in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to tour the historic battlefield. From there, highlights included touring the Capitol, seeing the Smithsonian museums, the Arlington National Cemetery, and Washington’s Mount Vernon estate.

Sophomore Bennett Grabe reflected on his experience by saying, “It was amazing to see all these places that I’ve read about in textbooks and standing where these important people have stood.”