Over the spring break holiday, 12 Skidmore-Tynan Junior High students boarded a jet in San Antonio on their way to Washington, D.C. The trip, arranged through an outside company, afforded the students the ability to see the capital in its entirety. Among the sites visited were the White House, the Capitol Building and the Washington Monument. Memorials visited included Lincoln, Jefferson, Martin Luther King Jr. and Vietnam. They visited the Kennedy Center, Fords Theatre, Smithsonian Museums, the National Archives and the Library of Congress. The trip also included visits to Mount Vernon, the Holocaust Museum and Arlington National Cemetery. At the cemetery, they participated in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
A lot of history was packed into the trip, making for an eye-opening experience for the entire group that will not soon be forgotten, says S-T Junior High Principal John Matus. Coach Bill W. Onley, the eighth-grade history teacher, accompanied the students on their trip.