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Mathews students visit D.C. on King Day

More than 90 students, most from Mathews High School and a few from Thomas Hunter Middle School, took a field trip Monday to Washington, D.C.

“The purpose of our trip was to take our students to our nation’s capital to honor the legacy of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as explore our nation’s hidden treasures such as its monuments, museums, etc.,” according to MHS assistant principal Alexis Foster.

While in Washington, the Mathews students witnessed the city prepare for the upcoming inauguration and saw a presidential motorcade.

This trip was the idea of MHS history department chair LeAnne Shields. “Her vision was to take as many students  as possible to our nation’s capital on Dr. King’s birthday to promote unity within our community, commonwealth and nation,” Foster said. “At the same time, Mrs. Shields believed in the importance of students recognizing the wonderful treasures found in Washington, D.C.” Thi...

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