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Some of you may have heart about my big trip to Washington, D.C. as part of a leadership program called People to People. I’ve been really excited about it for months, and it has finally come (and gone). Here’s my summary of my week:

On my first day, my group and I travelled to the famed Arlington Cemetery. I was also lucky enough to go to the U. S. Capitol Building, which was a rare opportunity. The next day, I went to the city that started it all, Philadelphia. We got to go to Independence Hall and see the actual Liberty Bell! The third day was memorial mania! We saw the FDR Memorial, the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials and countless war memorials too, like the Korean War and the Vietnam War. The day after that, I traveled by boat to Mount Vernon, then back to Arlington at the Iwo Jima Memorial to watch the Fourth of July fireworks. Now, my favorite day was our final day. In the morning, I got to go to several Smithsonian museums. My favorite? Why the Air and Space Museum, of course! I got to see actual flying craft, like Sputnik and The Spirit of St. Louis. This was followed by my favorite part of the whole week, watching a live performance of Wicked at the Kennedy Center. It was a “wicked” ending to my week in D.C.

Those days in the forum were an amazing experience. I’ve had so much fun and seen so many exciting new things. From the Arlington Cemetery to the John F. Kennedy Center, this trip was an exciting adventure.

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