Each year, Shulamith eighth graders travel to Washington to celebrate the end of their elementary school years and their upcoming graduation. On May 10 and 11, the Class of 2017, accompanied by Associate Principal Dr. Evelyn Gross and by their teachers, Morah Chana Schwartz, Yaffa Schreier, and Rachel Steiner, set out bright and early.
The excursion began with a stop at the Herr’s Factory in Nottingham, Pennsylvania, where they learned how potato chips and other Herr’s snacks are produced. The highlight of the visit was eating warm potato chips, straight off of the production line.
In Washington, the girls visited the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to learn more about the Shoah and be able to offer testimony to the next generation.
Taking advantage of blue skies and warm weather, they visited some of the city’s beautiful and meaningful memorials, including an evening stop at the illuminated World War Two Memorial. A delicious dinner was enjoyed during a boat ride on the Potomac.
After the long day, the girls arrived at their hotel and surprised two of their friends with a birthday cake and party before heading to their rooms to get some rest.
In the morning, after a soulful tefilah and a hearty breakfast, they set out for another full day of touring. They visited the Museum of American History, the Capitol building, and the Newseum. The endless rain didn’t dampen the girls’ spirits and everyone had a great time while learning so much.
The group left Washington at 5 pm, saddened that their trip was almost over but excited to be heading home.
Source: Shulamith School for Girls