Nineteen high achieving students representing five Orange County high schools traveled to Washington, DC June 8th through June 12th for five educational and culturally enriching days. The group visited sites and gained new experiences with friends new and old.
The group visited monuments and historical sites, including the Jefferson Memorial, the FDR Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument,the Arlington Cemetery and the Frederick Douglas House. Students also visited the Smithsonian Museums. They also enjoyed a dance performance at Dance Place, visited the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and enjoyed a special brunch at the Bolling Air Force Base.
The highlight of the trip was a visit with Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas. Justice Thomas met with the group in his inner chambers. After his inspiring talk he took time to answer questions.
Students posed at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Monument.
Freedom High School students at the Supreme Court.
The group in front of the White House
Timber Creek High School students, twins Tayler and Timmon Herzberg presented Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas with a birthday present and card.
Jones High School students at Bolling Air Force Base
Oak Ridge High School students with Supreme Court Associate Justice Thomas.
Students from Timber Creek, Acceleration Academy and Oak Ridge at the Bolling Air Force Base Officer’s Club.