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PR-B students inspired in Washington, D.C.

Pine River-Backus students in grades 7-9 visited Washington, D.C. Shown are: back row from left, Alivia Tima, Chloe Beavers, Tiara Crannell, Rausie Cummings, Gavin Wosmek, Connor Tulenchik and Jake Mills; front row from left, Shailyn Butricks, Brianna Schmid, Alexis Schwartz, teacher Lisa Toft and Ayden Egberts; and in front, Cate Travis. Submitted Photo

A group of Pine River-Backus seventh- through ninth-graders traveled with World Classrooms on June 9-12 for an educational tour of Washington, D.C.

The trip included a guided tour of Gettysburg, among other locations. Students visited the Smithsonian Museums: National Museum of American History, Museum of Natural History and the National Air and Space Museum, the Capitol, Arlington Cemetery and Library of Congress.

They took in the sights, including memorials for Martin Luther King Jr., Franklin Delano Roosevelt, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, concluding with a tour of the World War II Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and Vietnam Memorial.

Students learned about the Holocaust at the Holocaust museum.

Teacher Lisa Toft and Dean of Students Jake Mongan, as well as trip leaders and tour guides, escorted the students.

Students also experienced dining at Pinstripes Bistro and other emblematic locations.

When Toft asked a student what her favorite part of the trip was, she answered, "Everything ... It's inspirational."