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Senior Trip

By Francesca Fusi

As your high school years wind down to a close, it’s easy to feel like each semester and every day goes by faster and faster. Your senior trip needs to be memorable, because it's your last and greatest adventure of high school.

I have never been to Washington DC and I know that a lot of things happen there,” said Kayla.

Kayla wants to know how is the life in the north and if people behavior is different. For her is very important to participate in this trip to met a new culture, to eat different foods and to see how the world goes on in capitol of the United States.

“The senior trip must be out of the country,” Kayla said.

Her idea of senior trip is a little bit different than what Miss Young thought. She really wants to go to Europe but her favorite place in the world to visit is actually Japan.

“My idea of senior trip is going somewhere with a beach and a hotel nearby,” said Ricky.

Thanks to Ms. Young seniors have the opportunity to visit the Capital of The United States of America. The trip would provide an opportunity to see everything they learned in government class. Ending their last year with a chance to pass the last summer days together before moving on to college life.

“I think it’s very important for my future,” said Kayla.

This trip will help Kayla with her leadership skills so during a future work she will know how to behave with work and life system.

“I think this trip is a good way to enjoy Washington DC, since I’d most likely never go there in the far future so I am really excited,” said Ricky.

Washington, DC, the U.S. capital, is a compact city on the Potomac River, bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia. It’s defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings – including the iconic ones that house the 3 branches of the federal government : the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court. It's also home to iconic museums and performing-arts venues such as the Kennedy Center.

“It gives me the chance to experience other places out of Texas,” said Ricky.

The trip for Washington DC will be the first week of June, the date is it has not been decided yet. Seniors will have the opportunity to see for four entire days a beautiful city and sleep in a hotel in the heart of the town. The idea of this trip was first proposed by Ms. Young, and there weren’t other ideas. It is a city waiting to be discovered and full of monuments and attractions of cultural interest. Seniors will move into the city with a travel bus, that will be hired specifically for them and it will be available 24h on 24 for the group.

“Free times is important in a trip,” said Kayla.

For Kayla and Ricky is very important to have some free time especially if you want to buy some souvenirs or discover the city with just friends and have fun. During this trip kids will be busy from the morning to the evening without “free times” because a tour guide will lead them to discover up to 19 attractions.

“I would never live there,” Kayla said.

She loves cold places but cities like New York and in this case Washington DC are too big and chaotic. Also people who live there are very stressed and always in a hurry.

“It's not too much since that's the normal price for a plane,” said Ricky.

The price of only $1769 will include the flight, half pension, travel insurance, charter bus, hotel, entrance to 19 different attraction, tour guide and gratuity.

“Washington ístmica y a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm”

- John F. Kennedy

White House, pentagonal buildings, Supreme Courts; monuments that resemble Legos. It provides a patriotic combination of history and histrionics.

“I want to eat Wendy’s, visit the White House and have fun,” Ricky said.

For someone Washington represents white marble, lush lawns and the picturesque e ritualistic ceremonial of American politics: the Capitol Building glittering under a blue sky and the elegant changing of the guard at the National Arlington Cemetery.

“ I know that everything will not be the same as in TX,” said Kayla.

Students like Kayla have a lot of expectations about this trip, some of this are like the behavior of north people, food and environment.

“I will be there, so it will be cool,” answered Ricky to change the mind of the indecisive.

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