Lake’s D.C. trip plans changedThe increasing cost of travel is one reason that students at Lake Junior High will be undertaking their annual Washington D.C. trip this fall.
By: Amber Kispert-Smith, Woodbury Bulletin
The increasing cost of travel is one reason that students at Lake Junior High will be undertaking their annual Washington D.C. trip this fall instead of waiting until the spring.
A letter issued to parents by e-mail on June 24 explained that as many schools across the US visited the nation’s capital city in the spring, lines were longer, attractions were more crowded — and the cost of traveling was more expensive.
As a result, those entering eighth grade in September have been invited to sign up for the $1,358 World Strides trip now, in the hope that escalating travel costs will be avoided.
Another potential benefit cited in the letter is that students will be able to relate what they learn on the trip to their civics, government, economics and history classes throughout the year.
For more information on the program and schedule, visit www.worldstrides.com.