– by Alison, junior –
The 7th, 8th, 11th, and 12th graders went on a field trip to the Old Post Office Tower and Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, Dec. 6.
Students left the school at 11:30 a.m. and ate their lunches on the bus, where teachers also gave out assignments to each student to complete while they were at the museum.
It was the first field trip of the year for the 7th, 8th, 11th, and 12th graders, so everyone was excited to be out of school.
Students first got off the bus and toured the Old Post Office Tower. Entering through the “Museum and Clock Tower” entrance, students rode two elevators to go up the clock tower to the observation deck. They went up high enough to see a view of Washington, DC, at a glance, including the Washington Monument, Federal Triangle, and the Capitol building.
After touring the Tower, students walked to the NMAAHC for a few minutes. The displays in this museum showed the African Americans’ struggles to get their rights and freedom from the Europeans.
“I had a really fun time on this field trip. I enjoyed the museum’s layout from colonial America to the present,” said Isaiah, sophomore. “It was so interesting to learn about the desire for freedom by African Americans, and how it was changed throughout history.”
“I really enjoyed the trip to the post office and museum. There was so much to learn,” said Karol, junior. “If there is a possibility to go on another field trip in the future, I would definitely like to go to more museums. I think they will provide so much for you to learn and can be interactive.”