Forty-two of WHSAD’s top juniors participated on a day trip to Washington, D.C. last Saturday with Ms. Basilio, Mr. D’Amato, Ms. Wilson, Mr. Bruno, Dr. Wiprovnick, and Mr. Harris. The purpose of the trip was three-fold: (1) as an incentive to WHSAD’s top performing students, (2) to link the monuments with what they are currently learning in Mr. Bruno’s United States History and Government classes, and (3) to work on a photographic essay on the architecture of Washington, D.C. to display at our annual Night at Park Avenue Armory. The itinerary included the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum and a long walk to see monuments such as the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, to name a few.
Mr. D’Amato and Mr. Bruno provided students with the historical context of each monument while Ms. Wilson discussed with how design played a role in memorializing our nation’s past.
To see the un-edited student photos from this trip, visit the Photo Gallery by clicking here.