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NRMS students make trip to Washington D.C.

Thirty-nine New Richmond Middle School students got to make the trip to Washington D.C. this summer. They are shown in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Submitted photo

Just after the school year ended this past June, 39 New Richmond Middle School students and four teachers traveled to Washington D.C. to experience and explore the history and education the area offers.

The trip is one that happens each year, the location alternating between Washington D.C. and Boston, to give middle school students the opportunity to learn while they travel these cities of rich history. Among other stops, the group toured the Gettysburg and Antietam battlefields, the U.S. Capitol, four Smithsonian Museums, George Washington's residence at Mount Vernon, the Holocaust Museum, and many monuments and memorials including World World II, Vietnam, Lincoln, Washington, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Three students took part in a wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery after the group toured the cemetery. Students also enjoyed the show Shear Madness at the Kennedy Performing Arts Center and went on a ghost tour in Gettysburg. It was a five-day trip, packed with endless opportunities for history, education, and fun, and the perfect way to kick off summer.

Dave Newman

Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.

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