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Heritage Oak Students Live History in Washington D.C. and New York

Thursday, October 27, 2016

October 27, 2016 - Heritage Oak Private Education (HOPE) eighth-grade students recently traveled to Washington D.C. and New York, to visit our nation’s capital and other historic sights.  

The six-day trip to the nation’s capital is a rite of passage for middle school students, which turns learning history and social studies from homework into a demonstrative experience that the students are emerged in. Each day is filled with education and fun making this an experience to cherish.

More than 40 students, teachers and chaperones took part in this year’s trip, making it one of the largest in Heritage Oak history.  

The trips started in Washington D.C. where the students visited the September 11th Pentagon Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery where Devon N., Taylor C., Ishaan S., and Andrew E. represented Heritage Oak at the Wreath Laying Ceremony.

Other notable sites in Washington D.C. included the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Museum of American History, and the Natural History Museum, as well as the Washington Monument.

In New York students had a great time at the “Top of the Rock” in Rockefeller Center and took a ferry to Liberty Island. Students also enjoyed the authentic taste of New York Pizza where many of the students commented that it was the best pizza they have every had! 

The trip rounded out with a beautiful walk through Central Park and a tour of Columbia University and getting a glimpse of life on a college campus.

HOPE students also visited Times Square and watched “School of Rock” on Broadway.

For additional information, please contact Shawna Rhebergen 714-524-1350, or