D.C. trip a special event

Published 10:10 am Thursday, January 26, 2017

For many adults, the ability to see a Presidential inauguration and get a firsthand experience of many historic parts of our county is a special experience.

Last week, eleventh grade students from Symmes Valley High School had to ability to not only see a special part of our electoral process, but also get an up-close experience of many facets of our nations history and the government’s makeup in a trip to Washington, D.C.

During the trip, students visited the Capital building, Arlington National Cemetery and the Holocaust Museum, along with the inauguration itself. Each of these locales provides a rich lesson and ultimately brings many of the things read in textbooks to life.

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Being from and representing Lawrence County is something very special, and being commended by others shows others what we already know about our young people — that our youth understand when a moment requires respect, and the responsibility representing your community brings.

We are happy for the group and applaud the efforts of all those who made the opportunity possible.

Having this experience is something that will remain in the minds and hearts of each student for the rest of their lives.