Welcome to Washington! Slater and Nikki’s first full days in Washington, D.C. were met with new faces, new sights and new stories to share. The first stop on their new journey was a tour of the Newseum. Delegates put on their best announcer’s voice and wandered the halls looking at all that goes into sharing news stories. Delegates were then surprised with a tour of the White House. This is the first time in many years that the Youth Tour delegation was able to book a tour of the historic building. Leaving the White House, the group was headed off to Washington Nationals Stadium for an afternoon of baseball and fun. To wrap up the day, students were able to laugh through their sunburns with a evening viewing of Shear Madness at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
On Sunday, our travelers began the day in reflection and reverence as they paid respects at the Iwo Jima Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery and Tomb of the Unkown Soldier. They said a brief “good bye” to the capital city and zoomed off to Baltimore. A tour of Fort McHenry, the Inner Harbor and the National Aquarium were highlights for many delegates, however as quickly as they arrived they headed back into Washington, D.C. for their final surprise, a riverboat cruise on the Potomac!