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Cavalier Mid High Students Travel to Washington D.C. and New York City

May 13, 2024
By Corina Moore

On Saturday, March 23, twenty-one 8th grade students, parents, and chaperons took a red-eye flight out of PDX bound for Washington D.C.  In the wee hours of the morning, the plane landed at Dulles International Airport, and they hit the ground running.  Arlington National Cemetery, Smithsonian, National Monuments and Memorials, Ford's Theatre and the Petersen house, the Holocaust Museum, Mt. Vernon, Capital Hill, and bus-ride destination hunts were among the treasures in Washington D.C.  New York brought Central Park, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Rockefeller Center, Top of the Rock, Ellis Island, The Statue of Liberty, Trinity Church, The 9/11 Museum, the hit Broadway show, HAMILTON, the Brooklyn Bridge, Greenwich Village, lots of steps, multiple subway rides, good food, and even better company along the way!

A Few Student Quotes:  

“New York was such a blast.  My favorite experience on this expedition was going to the hit sensation Broadway show, Hamilton.” ~ Finn Avison

"I liked that we were able to experience so many different things, and I appreciated the knowledge shared by our tour guides, Robbie and Brenden." ~ Lex Haessler

"I loved getting to walk the Brooklyn Bridge and the city view of all of New York.  I really appreciated the experience I was given on this trip." ~ Rylie Poissant

“I am really grateful to have experienced so many new things with some of my favorite people.  I appreciated the free time as well.” ~ Frances Binford-Ross

For future travelers, Diego Rocha-Ibarra said, "Take a lot of pictures, so you can share the experience with your parents, and enjoy it while you are in it because it goes fast."

Planning for next year's trip has already begun.  If you and your family are interested in learning more about the opportunity, please attend the informational meeting on Tuesday, May 21 at 5:30 p.m.  You can RSVP for the meeting using the following link:  

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