Entire 8th Grade (Three Girls) of Tiny Casterlin School on Big Trip to Washington, DC
The 2017 8th grade class of Casterlin School which serves Blocksburg, Alderpoint, and Fort Seward in the very remote eastern side of Humboldt County left this weekend for Washington, D.C. The three girls (yes, that’s the entire 8th grade) will be in the capitol for a week.
Listen to them talk about their plans and their gratitude to their community for the opportunity here to KMUD’s Kelley Lincoln:
Teacher Susan O’Hara added,
To what the girls said, I would also like to add that we would like to thank the friends and families of Casterlin School who supported our fund raising for the trip. Also, we would like to thank Jared Huffman’s office for helping make the tour arrangements for the White House. We are having an amazing time, we got in yesterday and did the amusement park at Busch Gardens and today saw some plantations and James Town, which was a huge hit with the kids, especially as we had read a book called Blood on the River about the settling of Jamestown. We also went to Virginia Beach and played in the ocean. We shocked the waitress later at dinner when we said we thought the water was really rather pleasant, (warmer than the Eel in July!) Tomorrow, Wednesday we have our tour of the White House and will also see some of the Mall.