Middle School Trips 2019

The week before fall break our middle school students toured St. Louis, New Orleans, and Washington, D.C.

Our sixth graders toured St. Louis October 2–4. Highlights included the Arch, Science Center, City Museum, and St. Louis Zoo. They also had a blast skating, playing at Dave and Buster’s, and enjoying the delicious treats at Lambert’s and Ted Drewes Frozen Custard.

The seventh grade hit the Big Easy October 2–4. The first stop was a tour of Mardi Gras World where most of the floats for Mardi Gras crew parades are designed, built, and assembled. Then the students enjoyed dinner and karaoke at Speckled T’s (they really got into it). They planned and led a short devotional at the hotel in the evening. On the second day, after stopping in at Café du Monde for beignets and café au lait, students had time to explore Jackson Square. They visited the World War II Museum, toured and participated in Final Mission, and got a look inside the heroic story of the USS Tang, the most successful submarine of World War II. They also went to the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. The dinner cruise on the Creole Queen was definitely a hit; students enjoyed authentic New Orleans cuisine and were entertained by a live jazz band. Students again planned a led a devotional at the hotel before calling it a day. On the final day, the Honey Island Swamp Tour did not disappoint. Students saw many alligators, and the unique setting beautifully displayed God’s handiwork.

Our eighth grade students took a trip to Washington, DC, the week of September 29–October 4. They visited Monticello, the Holocaust Museum, Smithsonian Museums and National Archives, FDR Memorial, MLK Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Mount Vernon, National Museum of African American History & Culture, WWII Memorial, Vietnam and Korean War Memorials, Lincoln Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, the Capitol, and Library of Congress. Before they left the city they went by the White House for a photo op.