A total of 86 Templeton Middle School students and eight teacher-chaperones traveled Oct. 26-29 on an extended field trip to Washington, D.C. and Charlottesville, Va.
The school group visited Mount Vernon, U.S. Capitol, Library of Congress, Holocaust Museum, several Smithsonian museums, Arlington Cemetery, White House, U. S. Supreme Court and the Lincoln, Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Korean and Vietnam war memorials. In Charlottesville, the group toured Monticello, home to Thomas Jefferson.
A highlight of the trip was the visit to Arlington National Cemetery where students witnessed the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Templeton students, Cash Campbell, Kayla Dwyer, Samuel Maurer and Peyton Toepfer participated in the wreath-laying ceremony.