Home / Campus News / Students spend spring break in Washington D.C.

Students spend spring break in Washington D.C.

A group of Central Lakes College students spent their spring break learning about politics and government during a trip to Washington D.C. Lead by CLC Political Science instructor Steve Wenzel, the trip included students from Political Science courses, Student Senate and a student political club.

The trip included: A congressional tour of the White House, a tour of the Pentagon, and a personal tour of the U.S. Capitol with Congressman Pete Stauber and his staff. The students also visited Arlington National Cemetery and visited the graves of President John F. and Jackie Kennedy, and that of Edward and Robert Kennedy. They witnessed the Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

The students also visited Ford’s Theater, where President Abraham Lincoln was shot and the Peterson House, where he died. The students saw the monuments and memorials of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson. They visited the World War II and Vietnam War memorials and the National Archives. The students also attended Sunday morning church services at the historical cathedral of St. Matthew’s, which was attended by the Kennedys during his White House years and his funeral service was held there.

“All in all, this was an action-packed trip in which the students’ enthusiasm and motivation for government and positive politics were enhanced,” Wenzel said.

About Jessie Perrine

Call Now Button