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Capital Impact

Capital Impact

In mid-March, the Class of 2027 adventured to Washington, D.C., a right of passage for every Second Baptist eighth grader. Students demonstrated thoughtfulness and respect as they toured various monuments, memorials, museums and historical sites in our nation's capital. 

With bright blue skies and blooming cherry blossoms, students witnessed the Changing of the Guard at Arlington National Cemetery, where Eloise Tackett, Cash Franz, Saskia Murphy and Oliver Dawley were chosen to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns. Other memorial sites visited included the Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, MLK Memorial, as well as the World War II, Vietnam Veterans and Korean War memorials. 

Another reverent visit was the Holocaust Museum. Chaperone and fifth grade writing teacher Elleana Yarborough commented on this powerful experience, “Our students took their time and asked lots of thought-provoking questions. It was easy to see their empathetic heartstrings tugged on as they specifically took moments of silence to let things sink in.” 

Tours throughout the city ranged from the U. S. Naval Academy to the Museum of the Bible and the Smithsonian, punctuated by intentionally planned recreational activities, such as bowling at Bowlero Arlington and a picnic lunch at Susan Campbell Park near Annapolis Harbor. With special meals as a class, a dinner dance cruise and a trip to an ice skating rink, the Class of 2027 bonded outside their normal setting. 

Middle School Student Life Coordinator Kim Marshall shared, “We are so thankful our students experienced this amazing trip filled with history, fun and fellowship. I know they will remember it fondly as a highlight of their time at Second Baptist School.”

Eighth Grade Boys in Washington, D.C.