History comes alive for Kate Andrews students

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Kate Andrews students and staff pose in front of the White House.

What do you get when you take 13 very excited Kate Andrews High School students, two teachers and a parent and put them together for 10 days?

 The trip of a lifetime! 

Mike Gibson, Kate Andrews social studies teacher and trip organizer, was absolutely thrilled with the overall success of the Easter trip (March 22-31) to the Eastern Seaboard of the United States.

Students for the Palliser school in Coaldale were able to explore the most popular and culturally-rich sites that places like Boston, Cambridge, Lexington, Concord, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Jamestown and Williamsburg had to offer.  In their travels the students were able to get a glimpse into U.S. history from its revolutionary beginnings to modern day politics.

Whether it was: travelling along the oldest historic walking trail in Boston , called the famous Freedom Trail; visiting George Washington’s house; visiting the Empire State Building, Liberty Island and Ellis Island in New York; marveling at the Smithsonian Museums in Washington; or having a chance to view the magnificent monuments to noteworthy presidents;  the students had an incredible journey that will have lasting memories .

The school issued a huge 'thank you' goes out to Miss Nicole Hanna and Mr. Doug Burke ­– who also accompanied the students on this trip and whose help was greatly appreciated  – and to Leigh Jameson, who was the best tour guide a group could have.

See some images supplied by the school.