Flowing Wells Junior High Arizona Senators Trip
Posted on 01/25/2017
On January 18, 2017 thirty-four of our Flowing Wells Junior High 8th graders headed to the East Coast as part of the "Arizona Senators Trip".
This once-in-a-lifetime experience has been a yearly tradition for thirty years. The trip includes travel through Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, and New York City as students learn about the history, politics, and culture of our nation.
In Washington D.C., students see the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Smithsonian Museum, and many more important and exciting landmarks while an experienced tour guide teaches them about the significance of each place. Then students are transported back in time as they tour Amish country in Pennsylvania, followed by a day of historic sightseeing in Philadelphia, including visits to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Finally, students arrive in New York City. In addition to a solemn visit to the 9/11 memorial at Ground Zero, highlights in NYC include a visit to the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and a night at a Broadway play.
Students return home after their week-long adventure with a new understanding of the United States and memories that last a lifetime.