Washington, DC 

Every year in March, members of the eighth grade class travel to Washington, DC. The trip is the culminating learning experience of their Civics curriculum as students visit the seat of government and celebrate our national heritage. Here are several photographs and reflections authored by different members of the Class of 2021.

Holocaust Memorial Museum

 

Written by Mary Hueston ’21

The Holocaust Memorial Museum was truly powerful and emotional. We visited this site on the last day of our trip to Washington, D.C. We were given approximately an hour and a half to go through the whole museum. I took about 40 minutes on the first of four …

Posted by Ms. Julianne Bloise on Monday March 20
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Lincoln Memorial

 

Written by Kayla Russell ’21 

This March, when we visited Washington, DC, we saw more memorials and monuments in the span of two days than I had seen in my entire life. It was a lot to comprehend, especially because everything was moving so quickly. However, I feel as though we …

Posted by Ms. Julianne Bloise on Monday March 20
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Vietnam War Memorial


Written by Olivia Cafarelli ’21

During our class trip to Washington, DC, we saw many memorials such as the Lincoln Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial, and the World War II Memorial. Out of all of these vast and enormous memorials, The Vietnam War Memorial seemed to be the most distinct. 

By …

Posted by Ms. Julianne Bloise on Sunday March 19
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The Capitol


Photos by Mrs. Leeann Blais, English Faculty, and Mr. Michael McLaughlin, Head of Middle School

One of the class' favorite sites was the Capitol building. Students viewed the underground crypt, the rotunda, and the Whispering Gallery. Mrs. Blais and Mr. McLaughlin served as the trip's official …

Posted by Ms. Julianne Bloise on Sunday March 19
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Arlington National Cemetery


Written by Alyssa Cross '21 and Liam Prigmore '21  

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The eighth grade got to take a trip to Washington, D.C. and went to many very interesting places. One of the most interesting places we went to, in my opinion, was Arlington National Cemetery. 

We were also able to …

Posted by Ms. Julianne Bloise on Saturday March 18
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The National Basilica

 

Written by Fr. Patrick Armano, Chaplain 

At Austin Prep, each school day begins with prayer and in particular the Hail Mary asking for the prayers and intercession of our Heavenly Mother. St. Augustine our Patron had a deep devotion to the Blessed Mother and love of the Mother of God …

Posted by Ms. Julianne Bloise on Saturday March 18
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The White House


Written by Liam Harringon '21 

The day we went to the White House was very exciting. When our buses were read for us, we started our journey to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. On our way to the White House, we saw this very big fence guarded by security. When I got a closer look at the security …

Posted by Ms. Julianne Bloise on Friday March 17
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The Air and Space Museum on the National Mall

Written by T.J. Brosnan ’21

During the eighth-grade trip to Washington DC, my friends and I went to the National Air and Space Museum. While we were there, we saw large planes and spaceships that were looming over our heads. It was amazing to see all of the many different types of aircraft …

Posted by Ms. Julianne Bloise on Friday March 17
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