Nineteen Tokay High School students, one Lodi High student and five adult chaperones visited Washington, D.C. and Colonial Williamsburg for six days during the October break. The trip was both exciting and educational.
Traveling through Gerber Student Tours and organized by Jeff Tracy, U.S. history teacher at Tokay High, they visited nearly 30 different historical sites and monuments. Some highlights included Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Jamestown, Yorktown, Colonial Williamsburg and a visit to the College of William & Mary.
Additionally, they visited the National Marine Corps Museum in Quantico, Va., as well as the three major Smithsonian museums in D.C. A visit to The White House, the Capitol, the National Archives, and the Library of Congress were all extremely informative. They found the Lincoln, Jefferson, FDR and Martin Luther King Jr. memorials to be spectacular. The WWII, Iwo Jima, Korean and Vietnam war memorials were also very inspiring.
Other visits of note included the Newseum, Ford's Theatre, the National Cathedral, Georgetown University, and D.C. Cupcakes ... everyone's favorite stop!
Students participating would like to thanks their parents as well as family, friends, teachers and staff members who helped contribute to this incredible experience. They would also like to thank Tokay High's student government and the National Honor Society for their generous donations.