Eighth graders ready for D.C trip

Posted: January 31, 2014 in Trips

By Cassidy Hoxeng
Cougar News Blog

As has become school tradition, some of Cactus Canyon’s eighth grade students, and seventh science teacher Wendy McQuilkin, will be taking a four-day trip to Washington, D.C., in June.
The 35 students that are going will get to see historical sites such as the White House, Smithsonian Museum, the U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court, Mount Vernon and much more.
“They will learn about the history of our nation,” said McQuilkin. “See all the beautiful buildings and memorials of the city.”
McQuilkin and her students will travel to D.C. by plane, but while they are there, they will travel by a coach bus.
But before they can go, the students need to get money to pay for the trip. Before winter break, they had a fundraiser, selling Gold Canyon candles. The amount of money they earned, would go to their account balance. The money they don’t raise, they will have to pay themselves. Before fundraisers, the cost of the trip is about $1,600 per student.
Students can’t wait to go on this trip.
Carma Ihler said, “It’s a once in a lifetime experience.”

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