Lee's Summit Journal

Middle-schoolers get a civics lesson in D.C.

Students from Pleasant Lea Middle School saw many landmarks in the Washington D.C. area earlier this month.
Students from Pleasant Lea Middle School saw many landmarks in the Washington D.C. area earlier this month. Photo provided

Twenty-one Pleasant Lea Middle School students, accompanied by three social studies teachers, walked throughout the Washington D.C. area earlier this month, visiting historic sites, memorials and museums.

For the first time, the Washington group visited Monticello, the home and farmstead of President Thomas Jefferson. In addition four students from Pleasant Lea Middle School — Elaina Twenter, Josh Evans, Christian Hess, and Riley Neff — presented a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

The bi-annual trip to the nation’s capital is funded by the students’ families and organized by the social studies department.

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