Brookwood eighth graders visit the nation’s capital

THOMASVILLE: Students from Brookwood School’s eighth grade class traveled to Washington, D.C. for five days of touring and exploring.

Their trip began with a pizza dinner in downtown Washington and a soccer game, D.C. United versus Toronto Futbol Club, at Audi Field.

The second day was packed full of history and reverence. Students viewed the Roosevelt and Martin Luther King, Jr. monuments, then they attended a church service at the National Cathedral. Following the service, they headed to Arlington National Cemetery for the changing of the guard and wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns. Four Brookwood students were awarded the opportunity to honor U.S. veterans and members of the armed forces by laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The next day entailed the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and a grounds tour of Mount Vernon.

The fourth day took them to tour the U.S. Capitol and the National Gallery of Art, where they also enjoyed a lunch at Cascades Cafe. They later paid visits to the National Archives, the Smithsonian Institution and the Museum of Natural History, and an ice skating rink.

Before catching a flight home, students walked around their choice of Smithsonian Museums and the National Mall.

Headmaster Dr. Randy Watts accompanied the students on the trip. He had this to say: “We had a great experience on this trip; this is a thoughtful and inquisitive eighth grade class who took full advantage of the opportunity to explore Washington, D.C. Our students were able to learn first hand about the history, government, and culture of our great nation. It was also a great time for the class to connect and bond as they move toward Upper School."
Located in Thomasville, GA, Brookwood School is a private school for grades JK-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.