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LES fifth graders complete 22nd capital trip

Lancaster Elementary School fifth graders take a class photo at the foot of the Washington Monument.

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On Friday, March 15, the air was filled with excitement and anticipation at Lancaster Elementary School (LES) as 64 fifth grade students, their teachers and chaperones were about to board two chartered buses to spend a full day visiting Washington, D.C.

A little after 7 a.m., the buses rolled out of LES. The sounds of “quiet” conversations, bags of snacks being opened followed by water bottles and juice cartons being opened were heard.

As one bus got closer to Washington, teacher Jade Davis, who lived in the area, became the “tour guide.” She encouraged the students to look to their left saying “there is the Jefferson Memorial or the Lincoln Memorial. Straight ahead is the Washington Monument. We are now passing the Tidal Basin. The cherry trees are beginning to bloom. They were gifted to the United States by Japan.”

Davis pointed out before arriving at the first destination, the Smithsonian National Zoo, the World Health Organization building where decisions were made during the COVID pandemic.

Everyone piled off the buses. Groups went in different directions to see the animals. The lions and tigers were a definite hit as were….

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