Senior Trip 2010
Posted on May 7, 2010 by
Last week, the senior class put their books aside and headed to Washington, D.C. for their senior trip. Leaving on Sunday night, April 25, they toured the capitol for a week before returning home on Saturday, May 1. Some of the highlights included the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, Washington Monument, White House, Korean and Vietnam War Memorials, Supreme Court, National Archives, World War II Memorial, and the U.S. Capitol Building. One of the highlights was an amazing day heading down the Potomac on a river boat to see Mount Vernon, the Virginia home of George Washington. Another highlight was a tour of the Pentagon. “It was a good tour,” parent Curtis Shannon said. “We barely scratched the surface, but there was a lot to see.” Shannon also said that a memorial to 9/11 has been added at the point of the first impact at the Pentagon.
One overall favorite among the students and chaperones was Arlington National Cemetery. “It was amazing,” Travis Chappell said. “We saw the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. You look out over the hills and all you can see are white crosses. It seemed endless as there were more on the hills beyond that.” Four of the Lancaster Baptist School seniors were honored with the privilege to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in a special ceremony. Price Dickerson, Philip Rumley, Joye Chase, and RaKyah Harris all placed a wreath with the school name at the memorial. “It was incredible,” Philip Rumley said. “It was really a huge honor.” This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity involves planning a year in advance with the U.S. Army’s Old Guard. The four seniors were selected by their class for their strong Christian character and patriotism.
As they approach graduation, a glimpse at the nation’s capitol is an excellent way for the seniors to better prepare for college and life. Looking at our nation’s history through a biblical and godly paradigm, as well as seeing memorials to those who have given their lives for our land is an excellent reminder that the hand of God was paramount in the formation of our nation. May the things that our senior have seen, heard, and experienced help them to love God, their families, and our country more as they now begin a new chapter in their lives.