(5-7-22) Since 1985, when the first Washington DC trip was made by the Parkway Class of 1989, the excitement and learning experience of the Panthers has once again taken place. Administrator Mr. Wood, teachers, and parents chaperoned 90 8th graders, Class of 2026 from Sunday, April 10, 2022 through Thursday, April 14, 2022. The picture shown was taken on the day of their appointment to visit Arlington National Cemetery and lay the wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Solider. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is Arlington National Cemetery’s most iconic memorial. This tradition stands as one of the biggest highlights of the trip for students. It is a solemn and reverent service in memory of a buried soldier from World War I and later wars’ unknown soldiers were added in 1958 and 1984.

Left to right, the wreath participants chosen for the task were: Ethan Pond; Rylan Lyons; Brittyn Bruns; and Taylor Muhlenkamp. Brittyn and Rylan laid the wreath.

Other places on the educational trip to our capital included: the Capitol Building; Ford Theater where President Lincoln was shot; the Holocaust Museum; World War II Memorial; the Pentagon; and other locations of historical significance which the students had been learning about before their trip.