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Templeton students travel to Washington, D.C.

A trip to the nation’s capitol Oct. 29- Nov.1 left 33 Templeton Middle School students and three teachers with unforgettable experiences.

The school group traveled to Washington, D.C. and Williamsburg, Va., visiting Yorktown, Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, Mount Vernon, U.S. Capitol, National Archives building, Washington Monument, Ford’s Theater, Holocaust Museum, several Smithsonian museums, the White House, U. S. Supreme Court and many of the memorials, including the Lincoln, Roosevelt, Korean, Vietnam, Iwo Jima and Jefferson.

For many, a highlight of the trip was the visit to Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. While there, Templeton students witnessed the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Following the guard-changing, Templeton students Samantha Groth, Brandon Joel, Nicole Spence and Mitchell Swanson had the honor and privilege of participating in the wreath-laying ceremony, honoring the men and women of the armed forces.

The seventh and eighth grade students participating in the field trip included: Mariah Bazile, Alexandra Egan, Erin Fardy, Jordan Farrell, Lindsey Gabel, Mackenzie Gierach, Samantha Groth, Kaitlyn Hart, Elizabeth Hinkley, Isabella Jaegersberg, Sophia Jaegersberg, Hannah Jeffers, Brandon Joel, Kayla Judson, Katrina Kastner, Annalise Kluender, Emily Lehner, Michael Leibham, Molly Lucas, Molly Matthiesen, Taylor Mears, Addie Morris, Ella Morris, Samuel Olson, Ashlyn Paulson, Amanda Phillips, Dalton Schmitz, Nicole Spence, Mitchell Swanson, Mckenzie Thomas, Andrew Ullmann, Lauren Ullmann and Caitlyn Weiner. Teacher chaperones who attended were Karen Zielinski, Alan Schneider and Rhonda Watton.