Madison Academy’s Eighth Graders Take Trip to D.C.Apr 19th, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: Education
By Leigh Ann Browning
Madison Academy’s “Senior” Class travelled to the nation’s capital March 20-24. What an educational and eventful week the 13 students and 10 chaperones had! We saw so numerous monuments and memorials and visited many museums, such as the International Spy Museum, several Smithsonian, and Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, but many students said that the museum that made the biggest impact on them was the Holocaust Museum.
A highlight of the trip was having four Panthers take place in the wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. The four students were Erin Barrs, Amelia Blanton, Jesse Smith, and Tyler Zimmerly. What an honor!
All of the students in the class helped make the wreath before leaving on the trip. The wreath was placed by the four students at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It was a beautiful way to honor all of those who have given their lives for America or who are currently serving. It was our way of saying, “THANK YOU!” God Bless America!