SJ-O students will go to Washington for inauguration
ST. JOSEPH — St. Joseph-Ogden High School students will be witnessing history.
Fifteen students will be traveling with teacher Marshall Schacht to watch history unfold on inauguration day.
The trip is run by WorldStrides, a student travel organization.
Schacht said the students paid $1,800 for the trip which includes trips to Arlington National Cemetery, the Iwo Jima Memorial, Pentagon, White House, Washington Monument, Capital Hill, the National Archives, Smithsonian, Ford's Theater, the Holocaust Museum and various memorials around the city.
The students will arrive in Washington on Jan. 19 and leave Jan. 22.
Schacht said the students will not only represent SJO but also the communities they live in.
"All the students signed up are great representatives of our community," he said.
Schacht said he was impressed that the students had committed to the trip.
"They've decided to do this and to see their capitol in all it's glory," he said.
Student Sophie Plocher is attending the trip.
"It will be really great to see Washington again," she said. "And to witness history at the inauguration is so awesome."
Braden Cozier is also attending.
"I followed the debates and watched the inauguration on TV in 2008 and I want to see it in person," he said.