Washington D.C. Makes Impact on Davidson MS Students

Forty-three of Davidson Middle School’s 8th grade class took in the sights and sounds of Washington, D.C., this past week. They traveled to several Smithsonian museums, national monuments such as the Lincoln Memorial, the WWII Memorial, the Korean and Vietnam memorials, and the Iwo Jima statue. The students also witnessed the House of Representatives calling their current session to an end, visited Ford’s theater where President Lincoln was shot, and took a cruise to Mt. Vernon, George Washington’s home and working estate. The Capitol Building and Arlington Cemetery were also among the famous sites these panthers got to see.

“On a lighter note, the kids ate, danced, and sang their hearts out at the Hard Rock Café and took in a few innings of a very blustery and chilly Washington Nationals game,” said Kimberly Fitzgerald, Language Arts Grade 8 (Regular/Advanced) teacher at Davidson Middle School.

Six Flags America in Maryland was the last hot spot of the trip where students enjoyed mind-bending rides and beautiful weather.

“After the 20-hour bus ride up and then a 17-hour bus ride back, the kids’ spirits were still soaring with memories of their unforgettable experience in our nation’s capital,” said Fitzgerald.