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History, Out of the Classroom
Washington, DC is known as “the city of magnificent distances” and Harbor students certainly believe that name fits. Last week, the 7th and 8th grade students, as well as Ms. Fotis, Mr. Weissbach, and Mr. Prario, left for the annual History Trip, destination Washington, DC. The students walked many distances to see all the sites that DC has to offer. They started out with a tour of Old Town Alexandria, a favorite retreat of George Washington, as well as many other presidents. The students were introduced to the history of this DC suburb in Northern Virginia by Historic Alexandria Director and former St. James resident Lance Mallamo. After a quick bite, they were whisked away to Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington. A highlight of the trip was a meet and greet with Congressman Tim Bishop and a behind the scenes tour of the Capital building by Ms. Elizabeth Dovell, legislative assistant and Harbor alum. The students also were able to visit the National Museum of the American Indian, the Air and Space Museum, Holocaust Museum and Fords Theater. To top off the trip, the 7th and 8th graders celebrated Alexandra Berlingieri’s 13th birthday at the Hard Rock Café, DC. Great fun was had by all!