Half Asleep, I Stumbled On To Rochambeau’s School Grounds. It

835 words - 4 pages

Half asleep, I stumbled on to Rochambeau's school grounds. It was approximately 4:45 a.m. on the 24th of October. The four buses arrived at around 5:00.Then, one hundred seventy-one children, including myself, began one of the most memorable trips of their lifetime. Of the nineteen chaperones going along with us, five of them were: Mr. Chenkus, Ms. Brooks, Mr. Pepsoski, Mrs. Rizzotto, and Mr. Didsbury, the leader of the chaperones. The purpose of this trip was to learn about our nation's capitol and have fun at the same time and that's exactly what I did. From the day we left to October 27th when we returned, I had a great time. Most of the sites were great, but above them all, I think, was ESPN Zone. This was especially fun because all over the whole restaurant were TVs displaying a variety of sports shows. I liked seeing all the news on and clips from recent games. It had reasonably good food. All the students had to choose from four meals. I had the chicken tenders. After everyone finished, we went upstairs into the game room. My favorite game was the soccer game. After almost a half an hour of playing with my friend Tripp I finally won. I really loved this site. However, there are some sites I didn't like as much. I did not like Arlington National Cemetery. I thought we spent way too much time there just to look at the Kennedy gravesite and the Tomb of the Unknowns. Once we got to the Tomb we sat and watched a soldier walk back and forth for about twenty minutes. This was extremely boring and it was definitely too hot. Although not my favorite site, Arlington National Cemetery has to do with history a great deal. The Kennedys played a big part in our nation's political history. Also, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers is home to the remains of unidentified people from WWI, WWII, and the Korean War. The Korean War Memorial displays 19 life-size statues of soldiers. It also has a wall with the faces of soldiers engraved in it. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a giant wall in the shape of a V. The wall has the names of all the soldiers who died in the war or from war related wounds. To find a name on the wall, there is a big book filled with all the names and their exact location. The Holocaust Museum, a four story memorial of the people who were killed during the Nazi reign during World War II, made many people very upset and even cry. The Iwo Jima Marine Memorial celebrated all marines that fought for the United States throughout history. The statue was copied from a photograph taken of marines raising the flag on a Japanese island. Aside from wars, there were many monuments dedicated to politics. The White House, for example, is home to the president of the United States. Currently, Bill Clinton lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The Capitol Building is the meeting place for Congress. One side of the building represents the House of Representatives. The other represents the Senate. In the Nation Archives, I got a chance to see the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence. It also stores the Emancipation Proclamation and Richard Nixon's resignation letter. The Lincoln Memorial shelters a giant statue of "Honest Abe" as well as the Gettysburg Address and his 2nd inaugural speech. Across from the memorial, over the reflecting pool, is the Washington Monument. About a quarter of the way up the monument, there is a change in the stone used to build it. The change shows the stop in the construction due to the Civil War. Of course, we wouldn't have gotten there without the buses. Otis, my bus driver, was a really good guy. The hotel, on the other hand, wasn't so nice. My room had the foul smell of cigar smoke, the elevators were prone to breaking down, and the food had very little variety. I guess it didn't really matter because I still had fun with my roommates. I definitely liked the food courts and malls we went to eat at. A couple of times I had sushi, which made other people think I was a little weird. Then, of course, I went shopping after I ate. I'd say the trip, on a scale from one to ten, deserves a seven. The hotel accommodations were not really up to par, but mostly everything else was interesting and fun. I learned a lot of things about our nation and its capitol and I think Mr. Didsbury did a really nice job.

RELATED

Essay on Physics and why i want to do it - Patriot High School - Essay

483 words - 2 pages Free can exert and take. Reactions can affect robots as well by creating motion and allowing work to be done with some force. I used these laws of motion and applied them to the robot’s design and program to allow the robot to pick up objects and drop them elsewhere at an efficient speed. Time and rate has also fallen in with robotics. I applied its formula to the speed of the drive train and the rate of the different motors on the robot. When it comes

"My Theory On Death Of A Salesman" I Read The Play And Gave A Summary Of The Story And What I Thought It Meant To Me

866 words - 4 pages reaction to this, Biff no longer wants his father's help, so he fails math and doesn't graduate. Biff lost all of his football scholarships and blames it on his father. Willie on the other hand spends his entire life trying to make it up to his son. A man who has worked all his life just to own his house and have a little money on the side is taken advantage of in his older days. Willie had worked for the same business for many years. He was one of the

Students shouldn’t have to take standardized tests - School - I believe

673 words - 3 pages every year, since these need to be taken, in order to be accepted in graduate and undergraduate programs. Although most schools make students take standardized tests, I believe it does not measure the knowledge of a student accurately. Standardized tests are inaccurate due to the amount of stress and pressure put upon the students. During the week of standardized testing, many students become very stressed and feel the pressures from the school

essay on the crs: i love school - Belle river high school english - essay on the crs

444 words - 2 pages Uniforms at school Bullying is all over the place and most of the time it happens is because of what someone is wearing. I think that uniforms are an awesome thing. The reasons why I think it is a good thing is because it is easier to wear in the morning, when you are taking a class picture everyone looks good, and the last biggest reason why uniforms are a good thing is that it prevents bullying. Uniforms are easier to choose in the mornings

one place i would like to visit - middle school - essay

918 words - 4 pages two pieces of metal to be made out of the same material yet for one piece to be bigger than the other. If the first piece of metal is twice as large as the second, then you would expect that this piece is also twice as heavy (or have twice the mass) as the first. If both pieces of metal are made of the same material the ratio of the mass and volume will be the same. We define density () as the ratio of the mass of an object to the volume it

Assignment was to discuss why I chose to go back to school and try to attain a masters degree

513 words - 3 pages After spending two years in the corporate headquarters for a major retailer, it became clear that I needed to make efforts to set myself apart from all of the other hard-working people in our office. I decided to evaluate my options to continue my education. I determined that in order to take control of the direction my career was going, I would need to take it to the next step and work towards earning another degree.My employer was very

Essay on what it means to have Ambition - Comp - Essay

730 words - 3 pages automatically bring these characteristics out in people, there is a greater chance that someone with ambition will have the major of those characteristics. Another useful aspect that goes hand in hand with having life ambitions is being organized and having clear thoughts. When focusing on a goal, one can find themselves evaluating every decision to ensure that it will end in a positive way. One has to maintain a clear process so that the path is

Early School Days; In My 2nd Year Of College I Pulled This Paper Out, Re-Structed It, And Re-Vised It

703 words - 3 pages childhood); her name was Betsy. She was standing there with long goldenbrown hair, her deep blue eyes just filled my heart with love and adoration. Shealso carries a smile that would make any breathing being just melt! However onthis day a smile was not on her face, it was a look of worry as if she new whatwas going on. As I was being carried down the encompassing hallway she stoodstagnant only rotating to keep eye contact. In her eyes, her

Self Reflection on a story I had for a thing. - Saugus High School - Essay

1011 words - 5 pages with a raised capacity to be accountable, another trait I sharpened within this course. I’ll admit, I have lied many times in regard to homework, tests, and projects during high school and even some of college. Before, I never saw this as wrong, I would tell myself that it was me versus my school, that they were trying to fail me at every chance they had and only wanted my tuition money. However, after taking this course, I learned that it

Essay on Why I deserve A Scholarship - Canyon Lake HIgh School - Essay

857 words - 4 pages Free I believe that I am the right student to be awarded the ______________ Scholarship because of my passion for athletics, my academic achievements, my participation in school extracurriculars, and my community service. If selected for this scholarship, I will use it to contribute to the betterment of society through athletics and health science by pursuing a career in the field of kinesiology which would allow me to combine my love for athletics

Struggles I faced coming to a new country - Melvindale High School - Personal Essay

1183 words - 5 pages dropped me off on my first day of school in the USA, I knew that I would not appreciate the change. Not only was it my first day in the new school, I was also adapting to a new life in a new country, where I would have to learn English when I only spoke Arabic. As I gazed upon the brownstone enormous building, I couldn't help contrasting it to my cozy but baronial school in Yemen. When I walked into the alien place, the differences expanded. I

Discuss a major purchase and how to financially plan for it. i wrote about buying a laptop

403 words - 2 pages With college search approaching and graduation from high school, I have considered one major purchase. A laptop computer would benefit me in future years and will not put me behind on my budget if I manage this purchase responsibly. My search began when I noticed a sale through business flyers in the mail. Many stores have different sales weekly that include different types of warranties. My pursuit for a computer would have to be well-planned

Informative speech on it not being morally acceptable to experiment on animals - English - Essay

1123 words - 5 pages Pathos Logos Informative Speech Outline General Topic Specific Purpose Thesis-​My purpose is to persuade my audience that it is not morally acceptable to experiment on non-human animals to develop products & medicines that benefit human beings. I. a.​ ​Did you know that 100 million animals are killed in U.S laboratories for biology lessons, medical training, curiosity-driven experiments and chemical, food and cosmetic testing? b.​My purpose is

Career Path on what to do after school - English - Essay

944 words - 4 pages HSS 110 4/1/19 What’s Up Doc Growing up partially on a farm I have always been around animals and they been a key part of my childhood and upbringing. From having a variety of different animals, including ferrets, goat, a Colombian boa constrictor, and dogs. In middle school I wanted to be a professional lacrosse player, or any player just wanted to get to the big leagues, but when high school rolled around I changed focus and wanted to go into

Junior paper on alternates to college - School - Essay

1228 words - 5 pages delayed. Options that don’t result in going to a four year university such the military, entrepreneurship, and trade school offer people a chance to succeed by letting a person start a career sooner than later. A successful career is defined as something “where the person feels happy to go to work every day, or doing something of interest to the individual”. In today's society a successful career is mainly dependent on economic status, but can