Valwood class tours Washington, D.C.

Valwood class tours Washington, D.C.

Mar 1, 2019

HAHIRA – Eighth-grade students from Valwood School recently took a tour of the White House. 

The White House tour was just one of many stops during the week-long academic field trip to Washington, D.C., a culminating activity for the American Studies class, a history and literature course that is only offered at Valwood School, school officials said.

The annual trip varies every year, the White House tour is not always a part of the trip, as special permission is required. The 32 students and four chaperones visited Charleston, S.C., Washington, D.C., and Amish country. 

Highlights of the trip included Mt. Vernon, Arlington Cemetery, the Capitol, the White House and several museums and monuments along the way. 

“I appreciate the opportunity that Valwood has given me to come on this trip and learn about our amazing capital city," said Bennett Alvarado, an eighth-grade student. "My favorite so far has been touring the White House. It was really outstanding to see the rooms where the President is everyday.”