Students from St. Mary Catholic Community School recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to experience our nation’s capital. The fifty-nine students and chaperones toured the Capitol building, visited monuments and memorials, and learned how paper money is made at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. The students had time to experience the Smithsonian Institute Museums, International Spy Museum, and the Holocaust Museum.
Eighth grader, Sonny Tran, thoroughly enjoyed the National Air and Space Museum, especially the flight simulator. He said, “It felt like you were actually flying!” Mea Sanders enjoyed Mount Vernon where George Washington lived and is entombed. Avery VanSenus liked International Spy Museum where she and her classmates crawled through vents and eavesdropped on conversations with listening devices. The students and chaperones were moved by the sight of the grave markers and the changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery. Avery VanSenus, Therese Cunanan, Danny Crnokrak, and Alexander Emmanoilidis were selected to place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point opened in 1872. The school offers grade levels Junior Pre-Kindergarten (for three year olds) through eight and is the largest school in the Diocese of Gary. St. Mary’s faculty teaches a rich curriculum supported by cutting-edge technology and a multitude of extracurricular activities and experiences including multiple field trips at each grade level. To learn more about St. Mary’s School or schedule a tour, visit stmarycp.org/school. St. Mary’s is currently accepting new students for the 2018-2019 school year.