Freshman Class of 2025 Washington D.C. Trip


On Tuesday, March 8th, the freshman class made history as the first class to ever fly to Washington D.C. Seeing as the last trip was taken by the juniors, most of them would say that the bus ride was one of the most monumental travelling experiences that they’ve had, but that pales in comparison to the excitement we received after trudging through TSA and finally being able to relax or rushing to be first in line at our favorite airport food spots. Some of my classmates were even able to experience flying for the first time, and what better experience could you have other than sitting next to your best friend and embarking on the two hour plane ride to D.C. We were still able to experience the iconic bus ride that our upperclassmen loved so dearly. Bus one made sure to take advantage of the time we spent together; whether we were competing in a rap battle, singing along to “Baby” by Justin Bieber, or “griddying” up the aisles, we made sure to have fun in between our education filled days.

We first stopped to visit the numerous memorials in the National Mall. Here, we were able to pay our respects to some of the major events and people that affected American History. While still in the National Mall, we visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture, where we were immersed into the celebration and reflection of what being Black in America looks and feels like. After this museum, our class visited the Capitol, where we met Troy Carter and Steve Scalise (Louisiana Representatives) and took a class picture on the steps. The class officers, dressed in their Sunday’s best, performed a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier in the Arlington Cemetery.