Cardinal Bernardin 8th Grade Students Explore Nation’s Capital

April 6, 2016

(Orland Hills, IL) – On March 27th, an intrepid group of fifty-three 8th grade students from Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School (CJB) boarded a plan for Washington DC for an educational and unforgettable field trip.  The trip is hosted annually by CJB and coordinated by retired eighth grade teacher Mrs. Christine Kirk along with WorldStrides, an educational student travel organization.  Kirk has been taking students on this special trip for 14 years and the experience provides a valuable and memorable learning experience for all.
“I thoroughly enjoy going to Washington every year with CJB students so that they are able to experience first-hand the sites and history of our nation’s capital.  To see how enthusiastic they are about the trip, and the places they see, is beyond words,” said Mrs. Kirk.  “Whenever I run into CJB alumni, one of the first things they talk about was how much fun their trip to Washington was and how they will never forget it!  To me, that’s what the trip is all about.”
The students spent four jam-packed days in Washington DC, visiting sites such as Arlington Cemetery, the Pentagon, The White House, the Capitol, Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, National Cathedral, Newseum, Holocaust Museum, Ford’s Theatre, Smithsonian Complexes, the Spy Museum, Mount Vernon, and all the memorials, including FDR, Martin Luther King, Jefferson, Lincoln, Vietnam, Korean, Iwo Jima, and World War II.
One of the most exciting highlights of the trip was that four CJB students were given the honor of laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier after the changing of the guards at Arlington National Cemetery.

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