By Caleb Schneider
Continuing with the tradition of the exclusive senior trip, the Regina Regals headed to Washington D.C. last month.
This trip is one of the final get-togethers the seniors will enjoy. At the same time, they learned about the nation’s capital.
On April 4, the senior class gathered in the parking lot of Regina Junior/Senior High School in preparation for their cross-country bus ride with their closest friends, most of whom they have known for the past 13 years at Regina. They departed at 9 p.m. and drove straight through the night, changing bus drivers in Ohio and continuing until they stopped for breakfast. Students were exhausted and eager to get to their first destination: Shanksville, Penn., for the Flight 93 Memorial.
“It was sad to think of what happened there, and about the people that died,” said senior Jae Han.
The following day began with more driving. Once students arrived at their destination of the nation’s capital, they visited the National Zoo. The visit was followed by a tour of our nation’s historic monuments at night.
The next morning, students posed for a group photo outside the White House. Next on the agenda was the Newseum; a relatively new tourist attraction in the Washington, D.C. area. “The Newseum was my favorite. There were a lot of cool things to see,” said senior John Crompton.
The Capitol Building was next, and once again picture taking was abundant.
After visiting the Holocaust Museum, students left with somber attitudes.
The final day included a tour to Arlington National Cemetery, which puts into perspective the hundreds of thousands of brave souls who have given their lives for our country.
The last stop on the seniors’ final getaway was the United States Marine Corps Memorial, which has the world’s largest bronze statue depicting the famous flag-raising at Iwo Jima.