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Two thirds of 8000 alumni of Tippecanoe Valley -- and the schools that created it -- no longer live in the school district. This blog is intended to keep us all connected, to news of our hometowns and of each other.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Seniors Go to Washington, D.C.

Thirty-eight Tippecanoe Valley High School seniors traveled to Washington, D.C. last week for their senior trip.  The trip, which in the earlier years of Valley was just a one-day vacation, has changed.  Students spent four days just in Washington, D.C.  They left on Tuesday, April 22nd and returned on Sunday, April 27th.  During their time in the nation’s capital, the seniors saw various monuments and visited several historical places.

During their trip, the seniors visited Gettysburg and Mount Vernon, two well-known historical sites.  The students got to walk in George Washington’s house and on the Gettysburg battlefield.  They also visited the Library of Congress, the U.S. Capitol, and the Smithsonian Institution.  Seniors saw memorials such as the Washington Monument, the Vietnam Wall, and the Lincoln Memorial.  Also, the students got to see a protest and Vice-President Joe Biden’s motorcade.

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