"The history books, it's filled with stories, but we find out that they're not just stories. They aren't fantasies at all."
"I love getting to see the places I've heard about in class and it's not just a textbook anymore, it's a real place."
"My favorite thing so far was the [FDR Memorial]...they represented the progress of all the things he'd done in just four little rooms."
"It was my first Broadway show...I got all nice and dressed up."
"It's only been two days and let me just say it's been one of the most unforgettable experiences I've been to."
"It's just been really amazing seeing all the sites...& going back into time to see what's happened."
"My dad served overseas in Iraq in Operation Iraqi Freedom & there was a whole area [in the Smithsonian] just dedicated to that & that was really a great experience for me to see..."
"I didn't really know my teacher...before this and now I know her a lot better...and I think that's really good."
"[The memorials] share a great part of our history with...our generation and it's things you'll cherish forever."
"Once we got on the plane and we were in DC, I felt like I was right at home...i'm enjoying my time, it's fun here."
"This trip was absolutely amazing, it was one of the best bonding experiences with my friends that I've ever had...i'm so thankful for my parents giving me the money to go."
"The Capitol building & the Martin Luther King Memorial was probably my two favorites."
"...I enjoyed seeing places that I had not been to because it's just fun seeing these new experiences."
"It was one of the best trips that I've been on & I was really happy that I could take it."
"My favorite part about this trip was visiting New York City and traveling with my bestfriends."
"...I still learn more just by going."
"I feel like students in America should definitely take the opportunity to go to DC and see what our capitol is like."
"Today i'm in Washington because I really love history and I thank my parents for letting me come here."
"I really enjoyed it and I hope to see more!"
"Being able to experience...a Broadway show as well as be on Times Square & not just see it in a picture."
"You get to experience new things and how other people lived...it's just a really unique experience that you can't really get any place else."
"We did many things...it was awesome."
"I got to meet a lot of new people from different schools."
"The trip is not what I expected, it's the best trip I've ever been on."
I love getting to see the places I've heard about in class and it's not just a textbook anymore, it's a real place.
~ Reagan Smith, Student / Washington, DC Trip