Many Knoxville students are spending their Easter weekend exploring two of America’s hallmark cities. A large group of eighth graders hopped on a plane yesterday on the annual eighth grade field trip to Washington DC. Overman says that the trip is an amazing educational experience for the kids. During the trip, they’ll visit multiple monuments on the Washington Mall. They’ll also take a tour of the Capitol courtesy of Senator Grassley’s office, see Arlington Cemetery, and travel north to Pennsylvania to see the Gettysburg Battlefield. Overman says that coordinating the trip can be stressful, but seeing the kids’ joy on the trip makes it worth it in the end. He says he couldn’t do the trip without the tremendous help from co-coordinator Katie Davis and Theresa Williams from Jacobsen Travel Agency.
Close to 50 Knoxville High School Choir members are also spending their Easter out east. Those choir members will be participating in an acoustic performance at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine next Monday. They’ll also participate in a Broadway workshop Monday afternoon. This weekend, however, they’ll be taking in the sights and sounds of the Big Apple. Included on the itinerary are visits to Ellis Island, the 9/11 Memorial, Grand Central Station, and the Radio City Music Hall.