Middle School Boys Learn More About Nation’s Capital on Annual Trip

Head of Middle School Chris Dunham reports on the trip taken by Form II boys to Washington, D.C., for three days during the week of April 22: “The boys had a superb time. The weather was as good as D.C. can offer, albeit a bit chilly, and that allowed for many excellent Frisbee tosses on the National Mall in between more cultural experiences. The boys, along with Ms. Suárez, Mr. Young and me, saw many significant memorials, including The Vietnam War, World War II and Lincoln Memorials. They also had profound experiences at the Holocaust Museum and Newseum and fully enjoyed The Air and Space Museum. Another major highlight was touring the Capitol and seeing some historic sculptures and paintings. On the lighter side of things, the boys took in a Washington Nationals baseball game and tested their James Bond knowledge at the Spy Museum. All in all, a terrific trip!”

The boys visited D.C. during a year when the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination is being recognized at various venues, including the Newseum, a traditional stop on the annual Browning D.C. trip. A collection of seven special editions of the New York Herald from April 15, 1865, are brought together there for the first time. The collection includes a recently discovered 8:45 a.m. “extra” reporting President Lincoln's death. The boys’ visit to the Lincoln Memorial, a national monument built to honor our 16th President, was more significant this year than ever. Look for extended coverage of this Middle School trip  in the summer issue of the Buzzer.