It was a monumental time for Covenant Academy students who were treated to a trip to Washington, D.C., during their spring break.
Students in grades 6-8 got to spend nearly a full week in the nation’s capital, which included tours of nearly every major attraction.
“I think we saw just about everything there,” said Covenant Academy history teacher Tonya Scott. “It was nonstop. We left the hotel every morning before 8 a.m. and we didn’t get back some nights until after 10 p.m.”
Scott says the Library of Congress was the favorite stop for a number of students. The Smithsonian, Vietnam Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, White House, Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, and Washington Zoo were other attractions visited.
“We didn’t get to go inside the White House or the Washington Monument because it’s still under repair from the earthquake,” said Scott. “We took wreaths to lay at the Tennessee portion of the World War II Memorial.”
Scott said it took more than a year of fundraising to pay for the trip. Twenty students and various family members participated.
Another treat was getting to meet U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker during Tennessee Tuesday, a weekly constituent breakfast.