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S-T junior high students visit nation’s capital
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Students from S-TJH stop for a photo at Mount Vernon with the historic Potomac River in the background. Pictured from left are (front row): Brady Carpenter, Dillon Merritt, Christopher Menchaca, MacKenzie Krueger and Blake Olivares; (back row): Lauren Richmond, Hunter Saenz, Allie Rodriguez, Elijah Holifield, Dustin Toelken, Federico Flores and Trey Cantu.
Students from S-TJH stop for a photo at Mount Vernon with the historic Potomac River in the background. Pictured from left are (front row): Brady Carpenter, Dillon Merritt, Christopher Menchaca, MacKenzie Krueger and Blake Olivares; (back row): Lauren Richmond, Hunter Saenz, Allie Rodriguez, Elijah Holifield, Dustin Toelken, Federico Flores and Trey Cantu.
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A group of eighth-grade U.S. history students from Skidmore-Tynan ISD recently spent four days in the nation’s capital. 

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.
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